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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Author is an idiot - astroturfer?
by m4r35n357 on Sun 1st Mar 2009 18:49 UTC
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2008-11-09

Perhaps the idea is to give the impression Linux does not function on netbooks? So, I have an AA1 (Linpus) and an eee 901 (Xandros). Both work properly with ALL hardware functioning perfectly.

For balance, look on the various forums to see the pain of installing XP over linux on these devices . . .

Anyway, wait till the Pegatron machines appear, then we will see how "advanced" XP is.

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