Nor does the Aspire One 522 invite long bouts of typing. The keyboard (described by Acer as 93 percent of full size) adopts the so-called island Chiclet style, but the keys have no surface contouring whatsoever, which makes it all too easy for your fingers to slip to a neighboring key as you touch-type. It works fine for dashing off an e-mail message, but gets tiresome for anything more taxing
I booted Ubuntu 10.10 CDROM from an external USB CD drive, and it completed the startup and gave me the standard Ubuntu desktop. I tried Ubuntu 11.04 alpha 2 DVD this morning but it fails to complete start up, hanging halfway through.
I have not tried booting off a thumbdrive.
Spambot! I don't know where it copied the text from...