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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mrguitarmann
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2009-01-28

I have an Aspire One running Ubuntu Jaunty. Why are you compiling drivers? You need to add *one* line to *one* file.

One Line:
blacklist acer_wmi

One File:
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

Reboot and you're in. And baring in mind this is alpha I'm willing to bet it's fixed by release.

Also, note Windows 7 on an Aspire One installs the WRONG driver (5007 instead of 5006) and leaves you with no wireless. In Beta.

What does this tell you about progress of the two OS's?

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