Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Sep 2008 21:33 UTC
Windows A few weeks ago, I reviewed the Acer Aspire One notebook, the variant which came with an Acer-modified version of Linpus Linux. This version was locked-down and difficult to modify, so not too long after I installed Ubuntu, and was reasonably pleased - despite the amount of tweaking it took to get it working. A few days ago, however, I realised Linux wouldn't be ideal for me on my netbook. Due to pragmatic reasons, I'm now running Windows XP.
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RE[5]: FAT, it's all about FAT
by truckweb on Fri 5th Sep 2008 12:33 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: FAT, it's all about FAT"
truckweb
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2005-07-06

First, I installed WinXP simply because I wanted WinXP, nothing against Linux, but did not want to use it. Since Acer have all their drivers for WinXP, it's simple to do and I also have an external DVD drive so it's even easier to install.

Second, FireFox under WinXP is faster than FireFox under the Linpus distro on the Aspire One. I can also say that the wireless speed was better under WinXP. That probably helped Firefox to be faster.

I did disable everything I could to make NTFS work, but it was still very slow. That's why I reinstalled everything on FAT32 and thing got much better.

On another note, why all post talking about WinXP are modded down? Linux fans? Grow up.

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