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Sabayon on a Acer Aspire Netbook

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I just bought an Acer Aspire One D255 Netbook with the intention of testing out Sabayon, and seeing how our distro stacks up against Win7 and other Linux distributions geared towards netbooks.

I intentionally bought a lightweight, cheap netbook so I could gauge the experience other people might have if they decide to experiment with their netbooks. The crippled Windows 7 Starter edition that ships on many of these less expensive netbooks may prompt people to check out alternatives.

My first impressions have been good. I haven’t encountered any hardware show-stoppers. All the hardware seems to be supported, including the wireless. I’ve been having some issues with maintaining my wireless connection, but I really tried anything yet to optimize my wireless.

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