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[4]: Sadly, similar experience
by Kroc on Sun 1st Mar 2009 19:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Sadly, similar experience"
Kroc
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2005-11-10

I didn’t mention Microsoft / Windows, nor OS X / Apple once in my post. The topic is Linux so I stuck to that and my comment was on it’s own merits. What more do you expect me to do? I downloaded and installed 4 distros which is 4 more than my mum would know how to download and install.

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