Up until recently I've been an Ubuntu user who loved the ease of use for noobs but wasn't completely satisfied with the out-of-the-box performance I have since enjoyed with Fedora 10.
2 months ago I bought an Acer Aspire One L (the SSD model) as it shipped with Linpus Linux and I was pretty sure all the hardware would be supported across other distros. I installed Fedora 10 the first day I got the netbook and away I went - almost all of the OS functions working straight from the install / LiveUSB.
After a few tweaks - installing VLC / Skype / Open Office 3 / Filezilla / OpenJDK - and an upgrade to the latest Firefox with the addition of the Adobe Flash plugin I has all I needed and things looked good.
My problem was whenever I installed a piece of software the Fedora system update started up and told me I should upgrade to avoid bugs, security vulnerabilities and the like. Unfortunately after an update my OS was ruined and I have no idea how to start probing which update caused the issue...
I've had to backup and re-install about half a dozen times now and at least twice that was down to the system update.
I am currently running a system that seems fine apart from a continual crash in Pidgin which is mission critical for me. I think this is down to a kernel upgrade that was a dependency with a yum software install... I am now guessing that there is a system update that will fix this bug but I need to stay away from the single or multiple instance/s in the system update that lead to a crash of the OS.
Anyone with knowledge of the Aspire One with Fedora 10 - I'd REALLY like to hear from you. Especially if you have knowledge of the system update bug on the Aspire One.
I'm installing another 1gb of RAM this weekend and getting rid of the current swap so will re-install again once the hardware is upgraded. Ideally I'd like to do a system update as soon as the install is finished so WHICH UPDATE DO I STEER CLEAR OF?