Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Aug 2012 20:46 UTC
Linux "For years now, Linux has been a black sheep standing in the shadow of Apple and Microsoft. Despite having a fervent and enthusiastic following, the operating system hasn't been able to grab a sizable share of the computing market and has instead been content to subsist on the customers that come away dissatisfied with the mainstream competition. But that may be about to change. With the release of Microsoft Windows 8 on the horizon, some are saying Linux may have a great opportunity to steal a significant share of the market away from Microsoft, allowing it to finally take the helm as a major operating system service provider." This has to stop, and the only reason I'm linking to this nonsense is to make this very clear: Linux will not magically conquer the desktop or even make any significant gains because of Windows 8. People who don't like Windows 8 (Vista) will continue to use Windows 7 (Windows XP). This is getting so tiring. And does it even matter? Linux is winning big time in the mobile space, server space, and countless other spaces. The desktop is and always has been irrelevant to Linux.
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RE[5]: X Sucks
by leech on Wed 29th Aug 2012 00:18 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: X Sucks"
leech
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2006-01-10

I think this post sums up the fun that people still have with X:
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=205&t=101336

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Btw, you're not really fooling anyone with the"ze_" prefix.


Derp, why would I use such a similar name if I wanted to pretend to be someone else?

I no longer go by .NET jerkface because I no longer feel like giving MS a free endorsement.

I've even linked to my blog in some posts with this account, go look in my history if you don't believe me.
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Yeah, that particular setup the guy is trying to get is so very common. Hell most motherboards won't even support two video cards, let alone 3 of them!

By the way (and I would reply to his post, but apparently I don't have a Linux Mint account, but I'll create one just to respond to this guy, because I know the answer), the issue is with nVidia's driver not working with TwinView and any number of monitors that isn't even. So if he wanted 4 monitors it would work, but not with 3. Ran into this same issue on my work PC (though I have two video cards, and three monitors).

If he used the open source driver, it should work just fine.

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