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: Sadly, similar experience
by wazoox on Mon 2nd Mar 2009 21:48 UTC in reply to "Sadly, similar experience"
wazoox
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2005-07-14

Always the same old rant: you know nothing about linux, rant that it doesn't work like windows, then whine about you having to go back to windows. Mind it I always have the same kind of infuriating experience everytime I touch a windows machine (rarely, fortunately); nothing works as expected:

there aren't virtual desktops (how on earth can you work without virtual desktops is beyond me), there aren't any window collapsing options, there isn't active-follow-mouse option available as default, the console doesn't work properly and miss most of the most basic features (like syntax coloring, middle-click copy and paste, programs options completion, etc), programs are in ridiculous complex directory hierarchy instead of /usr/bin, installing programs demands you to dig through countless spywares-and-adds-ridden websites instead of "apt-get install whatever", etc etc.

Windows is a complete mess, I'm back to linux ;)

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