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: Clueless
by lemur2 on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 00:00 UTC in reply to "Clueless"
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All Kaiwai was pointing out is that there is only so much of the "Oh, just read this guide, and oh, just point to these repositories" advice you can take before it simply becomes counterproductive. Why the hell is this article not relevant, and why should it not be posted? Are we supposed to say nothing about desktop Linux and say nothing against demi-Gods like Ubuntu?

Lets be honest here ... Kawai complained that he couldn't find a Linux distribution that worked properly on his Acer Aspire One ... yet there were two (not one, but two) re-masters of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, both of which would work properly out of the box on his hardware and solve every single one of the issues he raised, both of which would inherit the Long Term Support and application repositories from Ubuntu itself, and both of which were identified in the first two sentences of the artcile that was the very top Google hit for the search terms he himself suggested.

Yet he downloaded and tried three seemingly-randomly-selected distributions that made no claims at all to support his hardware.

Then he complained that he couldn't get help from the Acer website, when it was the Acer-supplied Linux software that he found limited and constrained and was trying to replace in the first place.

Make of all that what you will.

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