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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Oh, it's not like Microsoft or Apple do this is it?

Lets face it, Linux has to do twice or even three times the work to get near selling their OS on hardware. If Windows was so perfect as they claim then tech support lines wouldn't be needed.

Things DON'T just work like people claim all the time. Companies(and users) need to get a grip and take control, rather than pass it off as 'Linux is not ready or is lacking in what Windows can do' .These people are running out of excuses fast because that's what it is.

Edited 2009-03-01 18:57 UTC

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