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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Yeah, this kind of stuff needs to be fixed
by mnem0 on Sun 1st Mar 2009 18:09 UTC
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A friend has a similar experience with Ubuntu and EEE.

While I agree with everything this blog post said, I still think Linux is very cool because you can get the source code for everything and it's really nice to be able to apt-get all kinds of stuff to install them easily (especially for infrastructure stuff like git, gcc etc where you don't necessarily need the latest version. Clearly for some games, apt-get doesn't work so well because things in the repo isn't updated fast enough).

I really wish all these issues were addressed though. He's absolutely right in that this sort of stuff just needs to work if Linux wants to leap into mainstream.

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