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[2]: Sadly, similar experience
by darknexus on Mon 2nd Mar 2009 06:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Sadly, similar experience"
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Because the preloaded Linpus Lite is not the version of Linux they want to use, and because in many areas you can't always get the Linux version with the specs you want anyway? It's sometimes difficult to find the hd version of the aa1 preloaded with Linux, for example, rather you might end up having to get one with an ssd. The aa1's ssd being as slow as molasses, that may not be what you'd want.

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