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 is too blame because Linux is not Windows.

Wow. You really showed me.

Wow, brainless central.

I said nothing of the kind. Linux is piss-poor at adding support for hardware and software after the release of a particular distribution version. That's why it is so often necessary to reformat and reinstall a new version or frantically run around finding third-party repositories and packages that you often just can't find.

That's it in a nutshell.

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gilboa Member since:

Yeah... and when everything else fails (Still not idea what yer means), switching to personal insults works even better.

Guess you "owned" me once again. (Though I'd really like to know what yer means...)

- Gilboa

Edited 2009-03-04 14:41 UTC

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