I wanted to provide a quick update on how Ubuntu 11.04 runs on my Acer Aspire One 532H-2326 Netbook. I downloaded the Beta version of Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal.
Of course, by now, we all know about the new Unity interface that has been introduced for all flavors of Ubuntu desktop, and the strife that has been going on amongst traditional Gnome desktop users. I dare not comment on that one. But, I will say one thing about the new Unity desktop to is that it is leaps and bounds better then 10.10 in terms of looks and usability for a netbook. The main improvement that is present is that now there is an auto-hide feature enabled for the sidebar.
Mouse touchpad fixed in Ubuntu 11.04 on Acer Aspire One 532H??
I used a daily download version of Ubuntu 11.04, and use the USB disk to run the software. The first thing I checked to see is if there was a 'touchpad' tab under 'mouse preferences.' Lo and behold, there was a tab available! Upon clicking the pad I found the treasure that I was looking for, the checkbox to 'Disable touch pad while typing.' And the feature works! Having the 'Disable touchpad while typing' feature working in 11.04 will be more than enough perform the upgrade on this Acer Aspire One netbook. I just hope that it carries through upon completion of the installation process.
Once Ubuntu 11.04 hits the streets next week, I will take the plunge and upgrade once my files are backed up.