Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Aug 2009 17:55 UTC
X11, Window Managers Over the past couple of months, and especially over the past couple of weeks, I've been working very hard to write and complete my thesis. I performed all the work on Windows 7, but now that the thesis is finally done, submitted, and accepted, I installed Ubuntu - and immediately I was reminded of why I do not do any serious work on Linux: the train wreck that is X.org.
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Every OS Sucks
by zombie process on Sun 16th Aug 2009 05:23 UTC
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2005-07-08

Strangely, I have problems with every single OS I ever use, including random crashes, things that worked yesterday failing today, bizarre unkillable respawning processes, etc, etc, etc. Frustrating to say the least, especially when facing a deadline or dealing with an outage.

That said, I never seem to have the insanely vexing issues I see reported here. I have never had an xorg/video driver issue take my entire desktop offline, for instance. I do not use any compositing at all though, and maybe that has something to do with it.

I'm also never quite sure what people mean by "real work" or "serious work," but it sounds bad. Anything that can turn a person into such a saber rattling sourpus can't be good for the soul.

Oh, and CTRL+S FTW.

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