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_
Member since:
2006-12-05

1. What is the point of this article? To show that linux is not a right choise for netbook? Mixing up personal experience with any possible experience of others is ignorance that shouldn't sound at all.
2. I use Acer Aspire One since the biginning of Decmeber'08. All this time it ran ArchLinux. Today I installed Ubuntu just because I needed to have a working Ubuntu installation by my hand. And apart of owning a Windows Xp license I don't even want to install it, 'cause it proved less useful and efficient for me.

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detto Member since:
2007-11-25

Maybe just sharing his experience with Linux getting to work on a netbook?

Why he has to justify his opinion about Linux based on his experiences?

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ddc_ Member since:
2006-12-05

There's a wonderful rule: if You have nothing to say - keep silence. The author failed to actually try anything, he just swapped the disks. He compares experience of installing Windows XP (that he knows somehow) and Linux distributions (that he only heard of). There's no sense in stating that easier to use a tool You are accustomed to.

To sum up: he said nothing using many words.

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