My new Acer Aspire came in to work. It’s a compact machine that has what I consider to be very good specs for its size and price. Most importantly it’s pretty Linux friendly. The first thing I did was blow out Windows 7 with a Fedora 12 install. Here are a couple pics of it on my desk.
This system replaces a rather old and rather large HP machine that sat below my desk. My feet are happy with the new room that they get. I picked this machine up via Tiger Direct. Their customer service was solid in helping me get the order done and it arrived very quickly.
This was my first 64 bit Fedora install. Everything was pretty normal. The only issue I’ve run into is Adobe does not have a version of Air available for 64 bit Linux. They have instructions to install the 32 bit version but they are very out of date and I’m not comfortable with what they want done anyway. So I will be foregoing Air for the time being. Maybe this will motivate to get back to work on the twitter client I was trying to get done. I think we all agree the world needs more Twitter clients.