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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by DeadFishMan on Mon 2nd Mar 2009 15:28 UTC
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I also fail to see what was the point of Kaiwai's rants. First, he takes two of the slowest distros out there - OpenSUSE being the biggest offender in this category - shove them into the damn thing and then complains that they were slow! Then gets a decent distro - ArchLinux - that he kinda make it fits into the netbook but then complains that it was too much work!

Then when people point out that there are lots of distros respins out there made specifically for this class of device and that are known for working well, he throws a hiss fit saying that he won't take his chances with unknown distros even if they're little more than tweaked versions of brand name distros and that in 99% of the cases, they will work with the same repositories and everything.

If someone dares to say that they got theirs working with little or no fuss with other distributions, he then labels them as trolls, zealots and whatnots. He wants to use Windows XP on his Aspire Acer One, that much is clear to me. Should have said so up front.

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