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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Eeepc 701
by pclapham on Mon 2nd Mar 2009 19:11 UTC
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I just finished putting Eeebuntu Base on my Eeepc 701. It works well. I've had this thought for a while now, and i know i'll probably get flamed for this. There is a *huge* developer base out there. Having people pour their work in ONE distro would probably avoid this "Linux sucks on netbook" issue we have.

I've found that Ubunutu may not be perfect but it has suited my needs in the past. If it was understood that app devs and hardware companies made sure that their stuff works on ONE distro which is widely agreed on i think the Linux ecosystem would be a better place. Then the other distos can copy the bits from the ONE that works.

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