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Hands On With The VIA ARTiGO A1100

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If you have not yet noticed, I am a nerd. Not just your garden variety, everyday, commonplace nerd, but a big nerd. With that cleared up, I could not help but purchase an ARTiGO. Over the past month (maybe longer), I have been testing different operating systems on it, and I think I can confidently declare a winner for best fit, and another for best performance.

Ok, so first up was Debian (AMD64). I chose to use Debian first because of the FTP installation ability, which was handy considering that I wanted to try and boot from USB. The installation went well. The hardware was all detected, and I then went ahead and did an apt-get on XFCE, X11, and related packages.

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