Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Mar 2009 17:26 UTC, submitted by kaiwai
Hardware, Embedded Systems Long-time OSNews reader Kaiwai has written down his experiences with his Acer Aspire One, Linux, and Windows. He concludes: "After a hectic few weeks trying to get Linux to work, I am back to square one again - a netbook running Windows XP SP3 as it was provided by Acer when I purchased it. I gave three different distributions a chance to prove themselves. I expected all three distributions to wipe the floor with Windows XP - after all, these are the latest and greatest distributions the Linux world have to offer. There has been at least 7 years since the release of Windows XP for Linux to catch up to Windows XP and from my experience with Linux on this said device - it has failed to step up to the plate when it was needed."
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Apparent hate towards Linux
by WereCatf on Sun 1st Mar 2009 17:47 UTC
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The blog in short; Kaiwai couldn't get his network interfaces to work at all or only got one of them working. And he had lackluster performance in OpenSuSE. Nothing wrong there, not all hardware is supported. It sucks but there's nothing you can do about it.

Anyway, then the blog ends in random whine about how horrible Linux is, and this: "When are the noisy people on OS News and other such sites going to take responsibility for the fact that Linux is in an appalling state and does not address the needs of end users?"

I wonder, how did Kaiwai come to such a conclusion based on a network interface issues with his netbook? On all of the machines I've used Linux on it has worked perfectly, and it sure does address the needs of a whole load of people, both geeks and non-geeks. One example of such a geek would be me, and a few examples of such non-geeks would be my sister and my mom.

As such, why couldn't you Kaiwai just leave the ranting out of it and not made yourself look like a bitter kid?

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