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Linux user Tess Flynn joins us to follow up on the feedback from last week's episode about Xorg.

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by stanbr on Mon 24th Aug 2009 16:07 UTC
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2009-05-22

I use Linux at Work, at home, at my notebook and even on my cell phone (Android). No other OS, except Haiku and Syllable (under VMWare).

But I think there are 3 things that should be fixed to make it work 100% (in my opinion).

1- GRUB. It's just weird. I can's install Debian on a thin client (I'm trying for months) because GRUB refuses to work properly... It may be better than Lilo, but I think it could be even better... it should just work! And sometimes, it doesn't.

2- Sound system is too complex. Im a computer scientist and every time I try to record something, it never works the way I want at first time. The system is really powerful and I was able to do some really cool stuff, but the basic record never worked without some tweaks.

3- Graphics card. Ubuntu 9.04 destroyed all my system... ;)

I know most of this can be solved one way or another, but anyway, those are 3 things should be more user-friendly.

Of course for Apple it's a lot easier to make stuff work, they have like really few different type of hardware to work with... maybe we should encourage people to buy computers and notebooks that already comes with linux installed (and a good distro, that linux truly supports). Most of the problems should go away.

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