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Re: Don't buy Advent (was [LUG] Debian and X)
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Gemma Peter wrote:
> Neil Williams wrote:
>> Just to make it clear, this isn't a problem with Debian or even with
>> Linux. It's a problem with Advent machines. Sorry Gemma, I hope yours
>> is put together better than mine! (You don't want two, do you?)
> Are you kidding?
My ACER has been fine, apart from the annoying problem with the XFree86
ATI driver which means I can't have accelerated graphics without the odd
drawing gitch (bug with Xfree86 - ATI MACH64 issue, probably moved on to
newer drivers by now), it is rock solid.
I bought it because it was the cheapest in the shop, least bundled
Only downside(?) ACER are so tied up in Microsoft's pockets it can't run
NT4 by a kind of agreement between the companies.
So maybe ACER is a better choice than Advent, but the vendor was making
no effort to help Linux users, which I think is very disappointing.
According to the manual it was "designed for Windows 98", but judging by
the reliability of Windows 98 on the hardware, their designer must have
had a sense of humour.
Some of the Windows problems are down to the bundled antivirus product,
named after a well known antibiotic. But then what do you expect if you
use antibiotics to fight viral infections.
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