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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ddc_
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2006-12-05

It isn't very polite to tell things that Yoou know to be completely and stupid.

> He wanted something that works, without pissfarting around for "1/2 hour trying to work out why dhcdbd was failing to load".

So spending a couple of hours on searching and downloading XP drivers is less configuration then "1/2 hour"? Learn Your math, please!

> Doesn't that sound to you like someone who has more than just "only heard of" Linux?

Exactly: I also installed ArchLinux on my Aspire One. And I also spent some time on configuration. About 15 minutes. I am not a linux guru, I'm just a lawyer with some ordinary computer skills, and 15 minutes appeared to be enough to configure my AOA to connect the WLANs at home and at parents' and corporate wired LAN. So when someone states he had to spend 1/2 hour time on just some aspect of configuration that took ME about 15 minutes overall, I really know he's either a lier or a complete newbie.

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