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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He really wanted to install XP, so he did
by rramalho on Mon 2nd Mar 2009 15:49 UTC
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This is the truth.

He likes XP, wich is very fine as an OS. It's not free, but it works very well most of the time.

His analisys were like when you move from an automatic car to a manual - you can control much more, but he just doesn't care if it turns better or not.

I have an Aspire One A110L (modded with extra RAM and toshiba HDD), with Ubuntu and after installing the backports never had any issues besides the cardreaders.

Moving along...

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