Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 17th Mar 2007 00:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu During my 8 years of Linux on and off usage I have tried more distros than I have chocolate bars. Each one of my previous encounters meant that I had to spend at least 2 days configuring before I have a desktop that I was somewhat comfortable with. With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn's latest test beta --for the first time ever-- this was not the case. I was up and running with all the niceties I wanted within 2 hours.
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It is the stupid little issues
by deathshadow on Sat 17th Mar 2007 10:07 UTC
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That still keep linux from breaking through... As put in the article, stupid little ussues that "Should not be there"

Like having to STILL FUTZ with the xorg.conf for modelines on plug and play monitors that report their rates and modes properly. X is STILL the only system that has EVER 'required' this nonsense... Sure, the option to manually futz with them is cute, but beyond the skills of most beginners and the patience of many old hats.

Combine this with the total BULL that is video drivers and getting base functionality Windows and MacOS had a decade or more ago, and the result is something that makes Windows 3.0 look polished and refined in terms of how video modes are handled.

DPMS/P&P monitor info has worked reliably for over a decade, when in blazes is X going to catch the hell up?

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