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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I stopped reading as soon as I realized that he was installing *random distros* on the *Windows* version. Did he attempt to install XP on the Linux version of the machine? No? Didn't bother trying his "experiment" both ways, with the OEM Linux disk he no doubt would have received with the Linux version of the machine? So what was the point, except that the guy has no idea what the Hell he's gibbering about?

People point out the glaring failings in his "review", and the guy has a petulant, floor pounding hissy fit:

"pull your head out of your ass" he says, all the while ignoring people asking why he thinks his review has any credibility when he tried to install random Linux distros on the WIndows configured box but didn't bother doing things the other way around, then complained about how Linux "failed" him. What an asshat.

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