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Software News   Software News : AspireOS codename "Who Made Who"
   posted by nikosidis on 23-Nov-2011 13:10:47 (3984 reads)
I'm proud to give you another update of AspireOS.

So what is in this update.
Read more...



Many fixes to Wanderer.
Now possible to drag and drop to asl. requester.
Now possible to mount ISO from DOpus
New system files.
New games inkluding Beret.
Config. updates to some programs.
New DosBox version.
Updated system files.
PxDrum - drum mashine
Most mediafiles will now be played clicking on icon.
New wallpapers.

AspireOS is first of all for ACER Aspire One owners, but there are simelar hardware it will work nice with like most ASUS and Samsung netbooks. More about that in the hardware page at www.aspireos.com

If you don't have optical driver or want to install it yourself I have a great offer you can take advantage of.

More about that here:
https://sites.google.com/site/arosaspireone/requirements
    

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Re: AspireOS codename "Who Made Who"
Posted on 24-Nov-2011 1:44:18
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Great news I am definitely going to try this on the AspireOne I bought a year or two to try AspireOS. I will make sure I do this time! Now where is it? lol


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Re: AspireOS codename "Who Made Who"
Posted on 24-Nov-2011 8:29:36
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Great news Nikos, keep it coming.

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Re: AspireOS codename "Who Made Who"
Posted on 24-Nov-2011 9:49:00
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Thx guys.

First you have to install AspireOS v.1 that is an iso image you have to burn to CD and boot from optical drive.

Then you can do the update. There is no need for several updates.

Please read more about it here:

https://sites.google.com/site/arosaspireone/aros-aspire-distro

All links to AspireOS + update is in this page.

Last edited by nikosidis on 24-Nov-2011 at 09:49 AM.

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Re: AspireOS codename "Who Made Who"
Posted on 25-Nov-2011 0:24:11
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Nice name for an AROS distro aimed at ACER net books. I wonder if anyone at ACER is aware of this obscure little OS running on their hardware.

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Posted on 25-Nov-2011 7:31:11
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It would be nice if they spelled out the actual hardware requirements (supported chipsets, etc). I have a Samsung N120, but I don't feel like erasing it only to find out the trackpad goes all weird or wifi doesn't work. If I knew for a fact that all the hardware I care about is supported I might give it a try (eg if the SD card slot doesn't work I still have USB so I don't care, but things like video and wifi better work), but I really don't want to waste a Saturday morning tinkering just to find out the reason something or other isn't working isn't that I didn't configure it properly, but that it just doesn't work yet.

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Re: AspireOS codename "Who Made Who"
Posted on 25-Nov-2011 12:12:03
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@Rob

No, they are not. Maybe we should ask them if they like to support AspireOS ;)

CodeSmith: Most easy way to find out would be burning iso to disk and boot from external optical drive. As far as I can tell your hardware is fully supported except for networking. There you must buy usb network card. Can be found cheap on ebay, link from www.aspireos.com hardware page.

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@nikosidis

No internal wifi on a netbook is a showstopper for me... I take it with me everywhere, and wifi is not like a thumb drive where I can plug it in, use it and put it back in my pocket. It needs to be plugged in all the time. Having something the size of my thumb always sticking out the side where I can bump it and break one of the few USB sockets on the netbook is not a great idea. I'll wait until they have support.

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codesmith: I understand very well, but I would not w8 for it to be supported, cause it might never happen. This is the reason I recommend ACER aspire one A110, A150 or ZG5, cause you don't need any external stuff, everything is supported.

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Always nice to see progress in AROS-Land! And there has been a lot of it lately

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@nikosidis

I have enough toys already I can be persuaded to try a new free (as in beer) OS on my existing hardware, but buying a whole new computer just to try an OS that I may or may not like is just not a good use of my money - I already have a low powered x86 netbook and don't need another one. If I were to buy new hardware just for the OS, it would probably be one of those alleged OS4 netbooks, simply because they're supposed to be really inexpensive and they have some historical significance (the first ever AmigaOS laptop). Even if it ends up being completely useless, it would still be valuable as a keepsake. An Acer Aspire on the other hand is just yet another unremarkable Atom netbook, so I don't have that fallback option with it.

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Posted on 27-Nov-2011 5:56:51
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Thanks for AspireOS Nikos!

I also have a Samsung N120 & would love to run AspireOS on it via USB stick unless I can dual boot it with XP.


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Re: AspireOS codename "Who Made Who"
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@codesmith:
Quote:

I can be persuaded to try a new free (as in beer) OS on my existing hardware, but buying a whole new computer just to try an OS that I may or may not like is just not a good use of my money

if you just want to try out aros on you netbook then what do you need so desperately wifi for? burn your boot cd and try it out on hardware you happen to own. no money lost. if you then decide to use it seriously you can still make up your mind afterwards. i dont understand what this fuss is all about...

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@wawa

When I'm trying out a new OS I want to use it just like I would my current one so I can discover what things it's really good at and what things it sucks at. That means putting it on my netbook and spending a few days with it installed as I go about my usual routine. Away from my desk, a netbook without a network is about as useful as a sailboat without sails.

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Posted on 28-Nov-2011 0:15:54
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@codesmith

This is amigaworld right ;)

The point here is that you can not expect everything in amigaworld. You will have to get dedicated hardware for most Amiga or Amigalike Operative Systems. You can also go on and on about everything Amiga, AROS and MorphOS lacks compared to other OS, but it is just not very interesting.

At least ACER aspire one and AspireOS is by far the most cheap way to get Amiga like OS. Since OS is free and Aspire One sell used for around 100.

www.aspireos.com

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Quote:

When I'm trying out a new OS I want to use it just like I would my current one so I can discover what things it's really good at and what things it sucks at. That means putting it on my netbook and spending a few days with it installed as I go about my usual routine. Away from my desk, a netbook without a network is about as useful as a sailboat without sails.

what is that your current os you are trying to compare aros to? os4, mos, linux or windows? go figure..

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This isn't about "expecting everything"... wifi support on a netbook is really a base requirement. Imagine for a second that we were talking about the trackpad instead of wifi. Would you seriously be arguing that it's OK if the trackpad's not supported because I can just plug in a mouse? The whole point of a netbook is that it's a small, low powered device meant to be used to access the internet. I'm not hating on AROS, btw - given trends over the past 10 years, I think that AROS (x86 and 68k, probably also ARM) will most likely be the only Amiga OS left by 2022. If we were talking about the supposed OS4 netbook or MOS running on a hypothetical Apple netbook I'd be arguing the same thing.

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Posted on 28-Nov-2011 10:04:20
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@codesmith

I agree, but the offical fully supported AspireOS hardware is ACER Aspire One A110, A150 and ZG5. I started AspireOS project cause I was tired of all kind of hardware that was not working is some way, so with a bit of luck first of all with Stevens Imica project, we suddely had a fully supported netbook.

www.aspireos.com

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@CodeSmith

You can get some pretty small wifi adapters these days. Don't know if it works with AspireOS, though...

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Pleng: something like that would be perfect, but as you said I don't think they are supported. Let's hope for a driver to one of those soon.

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