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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Linux is too blame because Linux is not Windows.

Wow. You really showed me.

Wow, brainless central.

I said nothing of the kind. Linux is piss-poor at adding support for hardware and software after the release of a particular distribution version. That's why it is so often necessary to reformat and reinstall a new version or frantically run around finding third-party repositories and packages that you often just can't find.

That's it in a nutshell.

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