Windows 7 Release Candidate on Acer Aspire One A110

Since I bought my Acer Aspire One, I never was really sure what OS to put on it, I tried Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Slackware, Windows XP but nothing seemed just right. Recently I downloaded Windows 7 RC and ran it in a VM on my Mac, and really liked it. Since it is supposed to run on Netbooks I gave it a spin today, and here are my thoughts:Build the Windows 7 Install USB Key using this Guide and it worked perfectly. All drivers work out of the Box, I got WLAN and Sound right from the first start, great improvement over the Beta, which was missing the WLAN drivers for the Acer. Since I’m running the SSD based Aspire one I was kind of worried that the 8GB might not be enough but there is actually about 700MB left after installing, and since I moved all my User Folders to an SD Card which is always plugged into my Aspire One thats actually not a problem at all.

One more nice thing, Areo works (after you turn it on) great! Actually the OS is snappier with Areo turned on than without.

So far I’m pretty happy going to explore the OS more soon, keep updating!

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