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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RE: To Bryan
by ciplogic on Sun 16th Aug 2009 11:21 UTC in reply to "To Bryan"
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Any OS/software have bugs and crashes.

When Chrome starts with multiprocess architecture, Thom will need to write a rant that how can anyone survive losing data when a flash plugin crash.

Robustness of a process and the relation of other applications with it is not necessarily the right concern. What if Outlook crash or Word crash and the database/file you work on becomes corrupt? Being a bit more robust on restarting their windowing system means nothing in real life. Buying a tested Linux hardware configuration to have your experience smooth (as is offered by Dell) will not make you worry about restarting your drivers configuration.

Also, this "robustness" come with a price. Linux can run smooth on a nettop, and the equivalent counterpart, WinXP will break in the same way as does Linux.

Windows also have a huge garbage of software that makes your system sluggish, unstable and sometimes unusable, mostly if you download small tools from internet.

I would like to see a counter rant that Microsoft do not have a nice way to make in one interface updating of your entire software as Linux do it for more than 5 years in almost any distribution with an GUI. It is really not acceptable for year 2010 we're in! Or a way that when you click on a site that needs a codec, to show to you which codec do you need after an internet search-up. And I don't mean those popups that say that your computer is in danger and you need to get a lot of scamware.

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