Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Sep 2012 22:41 UTC, submitted by Hiev
X11, Window Managers "This is an introductory overview post for the Linux Graphics Stack, and how it currently all fits together. I initially wrote it for myself after having conversations with people like Owen Taylor, Ray Strode and Adam Jackson about this stack. I had to go back to them every month or so and learn the stuff from the ground up all over again, as I had forgotten every single piece. I asked them for a good high-level overview document so I could stop bothering them. They didn't know of any. I started this one. It has been reviewed by Adam Jackson and David Airlie, both of whom work on this exact stack." Introductory or no, still pretty detailed.
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by Gullible Jones on Sat 8th Sep 2012 16:37 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
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Hardware support is still a huge problem under Linux. OTOH I know of only one driver (nouveau) that breaks regularly, and it's experimental and contraindicated for general use. Based on my own experience, I don't think the Linux kernel is as unstable as you say.

OTOH, user space stuff breaks all the damn time, so I get where you're coming from. I frankly find Linux OSes more convenient than other OSes, but I can't deny that the desktop stack is a huge hackjob.

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by Gullible Jones on Sat 8th Sep 2012 21:23 in reply to "RE[5]: ..."
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Umm wow, is anyone even reading the above comment before modding it down?

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by bassbeast on Mon 10th Sep 2012 23:36 in reply to "RE[6]: ..."
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Welcome to groupthink land friend! All must worship St iGNUcious and ANY descent, no matter how trivial or even in support of FOSS, is instantly attacked!

This is why I gave up on Linux, and why it isn't getting any better. prettier, not better. Its because I can post page after page, literally thousand of documents showing real problems being suffered by REAL users, and you will get nothing for your trouble but "La la la, ur a dirty M$ shill! La la la" and people wonder why the devs can get away with this Mickey Mouse amateur hour joke.

If you treat it as a religion, instead of an OS? Well you get the half baked mess you have now, because Torvalds and Co get treated like Gods and never EVER questioned. Watch, I'll prove it, here is a link with over 200! major problems with the guts, we are talking serious show stoppers..

This person has been listing show stopper for over THREE YEARS, and many on that list? Even older. Again do NOT take my word, do your own thinking. Pick a distro ANY distro and look at the bug tracker. Do we have 2 year old bugs? How about 3? do I hear 4? Ubuntu alone has over a dozen 6 year old bugs that are STILL present.

If you want to compete you have to actually...ya know COMPETE. You can't hand over a half baked buggy pile of mess and go "Tada! Don't like it fix it yourself!" not when I can walk across the street, pay a lousy $40 for Win 8 pro and actually have a system that is functional, or buy a MacBook and have full Unix goodness AND a system that works for years.

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