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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1. What is the point of this article? To show that linux is not a right choise for netbook? Mixing up personal experience with any possible experience of others is ignorance that shouldn't sound at all.
2. I use Acer Aspire One since the biginning of Decmeber'08. All this time it ran ArchLinux. Today I installed Ubuntu just because I needed to have a working Ubuntu installation by my hand. And apart of owning a Windows Xp license I don't even want to install it, 'cause it proved less useful and efficient for me.

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