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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Linux definitely has it's flaws and problems that occur on different hardware and with different distro's (wifi, sleep mode, lack of drivers).

These problems however, can be solved when using specific distros targeting specific hardware. In my opinion the author fails to see that a general linux distro never will support specific hardware as good as a specific distro.

The author should have tried installing Eeebuntu, Easy Peasy (awful name), Kuki or linux4one.

Compiling drivers and other complex stuff has been done already, and all hardware should work. He should take advantage of the fact that these netbooks have a widely used and fixed set of hardware, which is far more easy to support.

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B12 Simon Member since:

I couldn't agree more

Easy Peasy (awful name)

Especially that ;)

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