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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""I don't do these obscure Linux distributions either."

Are you quite sure of that?

Linux4one Ubuntu for the Acer Aspire One
"Linux4one, a modified Ubuntu, could be a good alternative."

Oooh look, you even knew all about what I have said here.

Could be good alternative, oh yes. But we don't know that for realsies, now, do we? That's the meaning of the modal auxiliary verb "could" in this context. You know, remoteness of possibility.

Remaster or not, it still depends on people I don't know nor trust, who could be gone tomorrow, who might have made changes that break packages nobody uses but me, or their changes might even make the whole installation unstable.

Some of us have actual work to do, and we can't afford these stab-in-the-dark distributions.

Edited 2009-03-02 12:06 UTC

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