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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RE[4]: Sadly, similar experience
by Kroc on Sun 1st Mar 2009 19:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Sadly, similar experience"
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

I didn’t mention Microsoft / Windows, nor OS X / Apple once in my post. The topic is Linux so I stuck to that and my comment was on it’s own merits. What more do you expect me to do? I downloaded and installed 4 distros which is 4 more than my mum would know how to download and install.

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SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

It was a response to both you and the article. I put linux on my wife's laptop after Vista screwed itself and it work perfectly.

It's not worth my time ranting on about my wife's bad experience with Vista, it just wouldn't make front page news, would it?

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

No, I’m not the one who chose the article, I just replied to it; the same as you. We’re all entitled to our opinions—as wrong or as right as both may be.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

It's not worth my time ranting on about my wife's bad experience with Vista, it just wouldn't make front page news, would it?


Frontpage?

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