On Thursday 28 May 2009 18:43:33 Craig White wrote: > On Thu, 2009-05-28 at 12:08 -0400, Max Pyziur wrote: > > Little Laptops With Linux Have Compatibility Issues > > http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124346723960760371.html#mod=todays_us_per > >sonal_journal > > > > fyi, > > ---- > I suppose inherent is the assumption that the problems don't happen with > Windows and that they are always the Linux software. > > My experience with my Acer Aspire One was decidedly different. > +1 > It came with Windows. My USB key and hard drive wouldn't work in Windows > but did work with Linux. After I upgraded the BIOS they also worked with > Windows. > Mine came with Lupus (I think) Linux. I removed it almost from day one and installed Fedora 10. > My USB SD card reader doesn't work in Windows so I have to plug into my > Linux computer to get pictures off the card and transfer them to > Windows. > I couldn't say for sure whether the card reader works or not - I use a usb card-reader - but certainly everything else does. > What the author doesn't say is that he has learned to put up with > Windows problems and writes as if those problems are unique to Linux. > They are not. > Just a 'for example' - on this full-size laptop I cannot hold a wireless network connection for more than a minute or two in windows. It works faultlessly in Mandriva. The problem, of course, is that people will think the author knows what he is talking about. Anne -- New to KDE4? - get help from http://userbase.kde.org Just found a cool new feature? Add it to UserBase
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