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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Last week we looked at one of the better Netbooks around - the Acer Aspire One. Today we'll look at the highly customized Operating System in the Aspire One, which claims to make Linux user-friendly for the common man.
We'd seen a similar OS early this year in the first Eee PC 4G. Let's see if this one's any better.
Appearance and Features
The Aspire One OS is based on Linpus Linux Lite, which runs the Xfce 4 desktop environment (i.e. GUI). The default home screen has gone through a major makeover. The home screen consists of four sections --Connect, Work, Fun and Files.
Such an arrangement gives easy access to commonly used applications. One thing I liked instantly is the Search bar above these tabs, which allows you to easily search the Internet or the desktop. Also, I might add that Acer has done a good job in making the interface look attractive.