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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Thom is a professional troll (ie a "journalist"). You can't have page views without controversy and drama. That's why he posts these stories, because he knows it will make him $$$.

The best response, however, is merely to point out how the issues can be worked around. It doesn't hurt also to point out how the issues arise when they are put in place by parties other than those who write the software. There is absolutely no point, however, in denying that there are issues. Let's keep the discussion focussed on how any issues may be overcome.

Although, having said that, and given Thom's passion about denying issues with DRM, malware, slowness, and other anti-user features of Microsoft's OS, perhaps it is expected beahviour on OSNews to just loudly deny any issues and slander anyone who brings them up?

Edited 2009-03-01 23:36 UTC

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