The machine packs an Intel atom N570, 2GB RAM, and a 160GB HD. When I first saw it, my worry was the strange keyboard configuration: there are functions scattered all over the keyboard. Besides, I still had the usual concerns: Graphics server and effects, Wi-fi, sound, and the SD card reader.
So, after backing up the information on the HD, I wiped it and ran the Mageia installer and, when the process was over, I turned on the machine expecting to hit a boulder any second.
But nothing happened. Wi-fi was working, the effects were active, sound was operational, hibernation worked, Youtube videos were showing, KDE was responsive...
|We still have to remove the Starter letter, er, scarlet letter.|
I took the machine home to restore the information and to update the distro. The little thing is working perfectly and I am very happy.
I hope the owner enjoys her new OS. She is a brave young woman who has decided to break away from the MS paradigm because she was fed up with viruses and tech service abuse. But I suspect that her main reason to jump on board the Linux ship is quite different and has to do with...yes, Korean dramas!
I can't blame her. My Linux story is also strange. Well, Ken, from the Blog of Helios, said it beautifully here: "many of us came to Linux via odd routes".
That being the case, I'm sure she will benefit from the computer's new capability--Korean input :-)
So, congratulations, Mari, and enjoy your K-dramas on a computer that will not be afraid of that abundant Windows malware that drove you paranoid before.