I have convinced my girlfriend to convert to Linux. I partitioned the drives on her laptop as follows 4GB swap, 55GB /home, 55GB /
First I tried PCLinuxOS LXDE 2010.12, and next KDE 2010.12. I selected to option "Media Check" on both live cd's before booting them.
LXDE seemed to install correctly. It has powered itself off unexpectedly several times. With the KDE live cd, the machine power off while I was clicked "Done" in partitioning the drives in the draklive installer. The system specs are below. I would like to run KDE 2010,12 on this machine if possible. Is the laptop capable of running KDE 2010.12 ?
Acer Aspire 5315-2013
Intel Celeron Processor 540
1.86GHz, 533 MHz,
1GB DDR2 RAM
120GB Hard drive
yesterday i was fixing 3 pcs, one desktop and two laptops
the two laptops were acer aspire 5315, black laptops white keyboard, celeron 2ghz and 160 gbs on ram, can't remember video card
both laptops running vista, both will turn off completely, no restart, just turn off, the owners mentioned that this was normal...
while working on it two days(had to do many things including recover some gbs of files) i experienced the situation with one of them 6 times, total shutdown
one of the shutdowns happened while running pclinux 2010.1
i found only one bis upgrade for this unit in acer website but didn't applied because if the system shuts down while upgrading bios...
the laptop doesn't overheat that much, i had a shutdown situation with very low temperature, i opened he machine and nothing was too hot, i had much higher temperatures on my netbook!
i think it is just a poor example of the quality acer has now