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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Fedora 10 works here
by tux68 on Sun 1st Mar 2009 18:58 UTC
tux68
Member since:
2006-10-24

Disclaimer: Didn't read the article, never will, don't care.

Fedora 10 worked here out of the box on my AA1, no fiddling required. I'm posting this message from the coffee shop on it now.

My (age withheld) mother who lives on the other side of the country went out and bought an AA1 and replaced XP with Linux all by herself except for a few short hints in an email from me. She's very happy with her new traveling web/email rig.

YMMMV,
Cheers

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RE: Fedora 10 works here
by bosco_bearbank on Sun 1st Mar 2009 21:02 in reply to "Fedora 10 works here"
bosco_bearbank Member since:
2005-10-12

I'll wager the xD card reader doesn't work. Now, I really like Fedora; my AA1 runs Fedora 10 and Fedora Rawhide. I also like Ubuntu, and also have 8.10 and what will be 9.04 running on the AA1. Wireless works in all four distros. The blinking led for wireless works on my Jaunty install (I'm using the Kuki kernel from Sickboy); it required a few tweaks, but I'm willing to put in that much work. I can't stand the version of Linpus Lite that Acer uses on their SSD models, and I'm not very fond of WinXP, but both seem to work with ALL of the hardware. It's just a matter of personal priorities; run what works best for you.

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