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: Eeepc 701
by testadura on Mon 2nd Mar 2009 19:51 UTC in reply to "Eeepc 701"
testadura
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2006-04-14

Indeed. The fact that a distro can be targeted at a selected set of hardware is a great advantage. And now with a few popular netbooks sharing (nearly) the same hardware, this totally makes sense! I am pretty sure Linux can offer a very solid "Just works" user experience!

I'm waiting for Haiku though :-) Having Haiku on my netbook would be very very nice!

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