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Installing Ubuntu on an Acer Aspire 4320

Saturday, December 22, 2007 | 0 comments

Last Tuesday Esme, Alice, and I went to Office Depot. Esme and I wanted to buy several Clear Stack boxes so we could get rid of several carton boxes in my office, see: A peek in my office). I like the 31 liter Iris Clear Stack boxes (CB30) a lot, and they fit in the space we've available.

Anyway, as always, I also checked out the computers and notebooks. Then I noticed a cheap one: an Acer Aspire 4320-2058. Well, cheap compared to common notebook prices in Mexico: 6,666 pesos, with a 10% discount when payed cash, with a debit card, or credit card.

The price sounded good to me, but on the other hand I had some doubts regarding the brand. My first notebook was also an Acer; an Acer Extensa 367T. Too soon, in my opinion, the battery pack died. And don't get me started on all the troubles I had to go through to get a rescue CD. And when I finally got it, it was in the wrong language...

So I had to do some serious thinking, but in the end decided to buy the Acer notebook. Mainly because a cheap computer for experimenting with Ubuntu and open source software on GNU/Linux had been on my wish list for some time now. Although it's possible to run Ubuntu in a virtual machine, I prefer to use real hardware to test things like an operating system installation.

And today I finally had time to get started with installing Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)...

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