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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Same experience
by Narishma on Sun 1st Mar 2009 17:46 UTC
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I've had the same experience with my Samsung NC10. I tried 3 different distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora and Mandriva) and there was always something that didn't work without a lot of tinkering. In the end I simply put Windows XP back. It's not perfect but at least all the hardware works the way it's supposed to. I'll try again when the next batch of distros come out.

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