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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Tried the same thing
by ethomasii on Sun 1st Mar 2009 18:23 UTC
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I wrote the same thing on my blog at

I just got my aspire one last week. I decided to buy the XP version knowing I can always install Linux if I wanted to but revert to Windows. After testing it out, I just find there is so much work to do. Could I get it just how I wanted to? Sure... but I didn't buy this laptop to tweak, I want it to work. Give me Ubuntu with all the right drivers and a real desktop interface not the netbook remix and I would maybe try it again.

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