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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This one was bad...
by rramalho on Tue 18th Aug 2009 13:42 UTC
rramalho
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2007-07-11

...sorry Thom. You may have problems, you're right that resizing a Windows should never bring a graphics system down.

I couldn't care less about how WinNT loads/unloads drivers, how it does without rebooting, etc. You know, people actually don't care if they have to reboot! The machine says it needs to reboot, and people just does it.

What I care, in all systems, is how many times such a thing happens! And, with my experience, even with some weird hardware that rarely happens - but it did happen with some nvidia cards with old drivers.

And I've converted a *lot* of people to Linux (mostly Ubuntu). People that are happy with their setup, and yes, people doing serious work.

You have some valid points on your post, but I suspect you overreacted on this one. It's NOT a catastrophe... It's just a critical bug in a driver. How many time did that happen on other systems? Lots of times! So, just update the driver, and get over it...

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