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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eeepc 1000h running ubuntu jaunty alfa
by nyarnon on Sun 1st Mar 2009 19:40 UTC
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2009-01-26

Title says all maybe you are better off using XP untill you gain the knowledge needed tp compare both systems.

Just to elaborate. I run Ubuntu Jaunty Alfa on my Asus 1000h netbook that is completely original except for a memory expansion to 2 giga. Jaunty even as a alfa version runs stable enough. But if the alfa would get broke, I can fall back anytime to a Ubuntu Intrepid stable release that I have ready on a USB key just incase. On Jaunty all hardware is supported out of the box. For intrepid I use a special eee kernel by http://www.array.org/ubuntu/.

I know that acer has a problem with the wifi. This can be solved by compiling the apropriate driver you need. For the rest there should be no real problem at all.

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