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: Sadly, similar experience
by phoenix on Sun 1st Mar 2009 18:11 UTC in reply to "Sadly, similar experience"
phoenix
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2005-07-11

I’ve an eee 701, and I’ve tried four different eee-specific Linux distro’s and all have failed miserably.


Plain jane Kubuntu 8.10 with KDE 4.2.0 works quite nicely on the 701. Wireless connects right away, you have the option of saving the password in the config or in the wallet (requires entering the wallet passphrase).

The only post-install setup you have to do is to set the panel to auto-hide, and configure kdm for auto-login.

Edited 2009-03-01 18:12 UTC

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