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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kajaman
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2006-01-06

It simply doesn't work. After I install it, it downloaded gigabytes of patches, restarted itself couple of times until something went wrong and it didn't boot at all.

True story - shit happens. However, I would be untrue saying that Windows completely fails on Eee, I know there are people out there that use Windows. Maybe these are Windows wizzards, I am definitely not, but hey.

This post should not go to front page anyway, another frustraded user with not enought knowledge trying hacking on his hardware+software and blaming Linux for his failure.

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