If you're new to installing / running Linux on the Acer Aspire One 522, check out the Ubuntu documentation page on the topic first. It covers a lot of what does and does not work, as well as workarounds to a few issues. Virtually all of this information also applies to the Acer Aspire One 722 as well.
I've found a way to resolve the network and hibernation problems without the old sloppy workarounds. I'll start with some background, but scroll straight to the bottom if you just want to dive into the solution.
I recently picked up an Acer Aspire One 522, for $330 sold and shipped by Amazon. I'm very pleased with my purchase. I'll publish a bit of info going forward on jumping some of the Linux hurdles, etc... but here's the general overview.
When I started shopping for a netbook, my wishlist involved a rare trinity of stats...
I've been using computers pretty much constantly for over two and a half decades. Until last week, I had involuntarily acquired viruses zero times. I also maintained that record without constantly running antivirus products... after all, they consume more resources than most viruses, and if you adhere to safe practices, no problem, right?
I learned the hard way that I needed to make a couple amendments to my safe computing practices. I'll share my methods, old and new: