"Yes, from the hardended hacker's point of view, the various
Linux distros on netbooks like the MSI Wind, the Acer Aspire One
and the Asus Eee PC are dumbed down, and the real hacker solution
is to take the supplied OS off altogether and start again with a
fresh full distribution like Ubuntu - this would be a prime
candidate. But that's not the thrust of this series, and there's
much that can be done without taking that drastic step. For
example, AA1 users can start by switching into Advanced Mode like
"Open up a terminal - Files > My Documents, or any of the
icons in the Files group, will open the File Manager, and you'll
find Terminal in the File menu.
"As we saw in Episode One, the AA1 interface is built using a
lightweight Linux window manager called Xfce. We can get to its
settings manager with the command:
"Click the Desktop icon and bring up the Desktop Preferences
dialogue box. You can make some minimal cosmetic changes to the
desktop with the appearance tab, but what we want is the second tab
marked 'Behaviour'. Put a tick in the box marked 'Show desktop menu
on right click'. Close the dialogue box, close the XFCE Settings
Manager, and close the terminal window."
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