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Android / Windows 7 Dual Boot Netbook Disappoints 133

Barence writes "PC Pro has got its hands on Acer's Aspire One D250 with both Windows 7 and Google Android installed. Anyone who's played with an Android phone had better get ready for a let-down: Android is far from ready for netbooks. The review laments the lack of a proper Marketplace, the poor implementation of both the inbuilt browser and Firefox, and the general pointlessness of it all in its current incarnation as a quick-boot alternative. Yes, it will get better, but at the moment it's hardly going to lure people away from even Windows 7."
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Android / Windows 7 Dual Boot Netbook Disappoints

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  • Re:Editorializing (Score:3, Informative)

    by Churla ( 936633 ) on Friday October 23, 2009 @02:48PM (#29849521)

    Look, if we as a community can't even get some cheap shots in on the new OS how will we ever stay on "Big Steve's" Christmas Card list?

  • by mypalmike ( 454265 ) on Friday October 23, 2009 @03:00PM (#29849729) Homepage

    >> the lack of a proper Marketplace,

    > Do you mean you can't connect to ebay, craigslist, or google shopping? What is a marketplace in relation to an operating system on a computer?

    The capital "M" means it's a proper noun. It's referring to Android Marketplace.

  • Re:Editorializing (Score:4, Informative)

    by Churla ( 936633 ) on Friday October 23, 2009 @03:24PM (#29850073)

    As a note from personal experience.

    Going XP 32 bit to Win 7 64 bit - The "export your files and settings" thing actually WORKS now. Fresh install, reinstall office and firefox, import the previous settings all worked flawlessly (including ALL my FF add ons...). Most painless Windows upgrade I can remember.

  • by DoctorSVD ( 884269 ) on Friday October 23, 2009 @03:25PM (#29850085)

    Sorry, but I think your "even Windows 7" swipe is silly. As much as I love *nix and like to poke fun at Microsoft (I grew up on SunOS, HP-UX, IRIX, and Linux), I find Windows 7 to be a delight to work with (I run RC1 at home on two systems, an old P4 system and a newer Core 2 Duo). I would love to see a good desktop version of Linux, but Gnome, KDE etc. are just not polished enough (yeah, yeah, Ubuntu is pretty nice and all, but the desktop is still klunky). As a developer I miss the power of the command line tools in the Linux development environment, but as a casual user (and casual gamer) I am really liking Win7.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 23, 2009 @03:53PM (#29850519)

    Incorrect. I'd say 90% of the apps worth getting are free. And all apps overall about 98-99% are free. I've only paid for a few, most notably the nesroid NES emulator on my G1. Unlike the user-unfriendliness of the command-line-based apt-get, the Marketplace is a point and shoot affair that doesn't require special keys or repositories to be added just to get an app.

    Be careful about spreading misinformation, it makes you look like a clueless idiot. Par for the course, I guess, for most of the cute little computer science weenies that permeate slashdot :)

  • by Rockoon ( 1252108 ) on Friday October 23, 2009 @04:38PM (#29851245)
    I run plenty of steam games on Win7 RC with an 8800GT and have experienced absolutely none of your issues

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