Acer Aspire ONE and BSD // 18-2-17

Today I "inherited" from my stepfather an Acer Aspire ONE laptop, where he had had Win7 shudder installed. It's old and small and smelly, because he's a heavy smoker. I have another item of the same model, but running "Linpus" Linux which is completely outdated from 2010 or so. Thanks to the smell, I will always know which one is which...

I intend to purge the poor thing from its horrific sinful state by lovingly flogging it with OpenBSD. I was considering also FreeBSD or NetBSD, but having read pet84rik's post, I guess OpenBSD might be the safer bet, as I would like to get WiFi working on it.

The battery is totally worn out, but spare ones still are available online. If I can get OpenBSD working, it might be worth spending the money, because I could use the battery for my Linux model as well.

Now I'd just need some quiet hours on a rainy weekend. Haha.

UPDATE 18-2-23

This post was sitting in my drafts, while this week I was very busy mainly due to a broken ultrapure water supply system at work — and a dozen of other +/- urgent things.

But I manage to get OpenBSD installed, at least the basic system. What's lacking now is connectivity, i.e working re0 and ath0. Maybe I'll find time this weekend. Wish me luck!