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
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RE[4]: Yes
by jibadeeha on Mon 17th Aug 2009 09:57 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Yes"
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I was talking from my own experience with regards to the stability of Windows (95,98,XP), but perhaps should have made that more clear in my posting.

I think you have some very good points, in that people to tend to have a bad experience with an Operating System for one reason or another which then forms there opinion about that OS when in reality it could have been a particular hardware issue etc.

I have found Windows NT 3.51 / 2000 and Ubuntu 8.x/9.x to be very stable platforms for me that have given me very little to critise. I suspect in Thom's case, the problems are mostly hardware related but he is right to some degree that such problems (e.g. shoddy drivers, etc) should not bring down the whole stack.

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