Adventures with ASUS netbook (1225C), GMA500 drivers, and Unity on 12.10/12.04.1

Recently I’ve bought a netbookASUS Eee 1225C (summary: 11-inch 1366×768 screen, 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 2GB RAM, GMA500 integrated graphics, 9h battery, 250GB HDD). In several countries it ships with Ubuntu pre-installed, but this is not the case in Poland. I could either to buy it with MS Windows 7 or without any OS, and of  course the choice was simple (not because of the no-OS version being 350 PLN = about 110$ cheaper).

But getting it to run Ubuntu was a bit of adventure.

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How becoming an Ubuntu Member changed my view on Ubuntu Community (and vice-versa)

Don’t get me wrong. I never had any bad experience with Ubuntu community and I have a great opinion about it :-). But it’s clear to me that since I become an Ubuntu Member, my feelings about the community have evolved. And vice-versa, community’s view on me has changed too (probably even more). I would like to describe these changes, as well as the real benefits of Membership that I found most significant. Maybe this may encourage some to become a Member too, yet my aim is just to share my experience.

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