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[3]: Sadly, similar experience
by gilboa on Mon 2nd Mar 2009 18:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Sadly, similar experience"
gilboa
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2005-07-06

You just have to compare eee distro’s with HP’s custom frontend for the mininote and you get the picture.


lets see,

In-order to use Windows XP on more-or-less any notebook, you need a custom manufacturer supplied slip streamed version of XP/SP3 with all the required drivers and updates.
Try installing a vanilla XP SP2 CD, and you'll end up with a nice blue screen.

... But when a Linux distribution fails to autodetect/autoconfigure/etc everything out of box (with little, if any, manufacturer support), people start complaining about lack of polish/not ready for the desktop/etc.

Did I miss anything?

- Gilboa

Edited 2009-03-02 18:24 UTC

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