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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RE[2]: Sadly, similar experience
by Kroc on Sun 1st Mar 2009 18:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Sadly, similar experience"
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I require a standard of usability and decency to the end user that goes beyond what the average geek determines as "good enough". I care greatly about UX and I find Linux distro’s greatly lacking in polish, or even the slightest care toward the end user; now that may very well be just down to the fact it’s a) free and b) done by volunteers.

You just have to compare eee distro’s with HP’s custom frontend for the mininote and you get the picture.

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