Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th May 2013 21:41 UTC
Windows "Windows is indeed slower than other operating systems in many scenarios, and the gap is worsening." That's one way to start an insider explanation of why Windows' performance isn't up to snuff. Written by someone who actually contributes code to the Windows NT kernel, the comment on Hacker News, later deleted but reposted with permission on Marc Bevand's blog, paints a very dreary picture of the state of Windows development. The root issue? Think of how Linux is developed, and you'll know the answer.
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Member since:
2013-05-13

You'll call my bluff with BS? Why do you assume I'm bluffing and your assumption that I'm bluffing is simply flawed. The examples I've stated were concrete specific examples because I know those things to be true.

You say "it should work". I agree. It should. Unfortunately in reality there is only how things are and not how they should be. You can't use modern distros with open source driver for that card. If u think that is a usable system... try it and enlighten yourself.

The open source ati driver is garbage. The fact that there exists an attempt to make a working driver does not mean it is successful.

Edited 2013-05-13 14:51 UTC

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Riddic Member since:
2005-10-05

You'll call my bluff with BS? Why do you assume I'm bluffing and your assumption that I'm bluffing is simply flawed. The examples I've stated were concrete specific examples because I know those things to be true.


This is like trying to dispute scientific evidence by quoting the Bible.
lemur2 at least gave you some links outlining the compatibility status of your hardware.


You say "it should work". I agree. It should. Unfortunately in reality there is only how things are and not how they should be. You can't use modern distros with open source driver for that card. If u think that is a usable system... try it and enlighten yourself.


So, you didn't get it to work and by extension it's absolutely impossible? Not much of a reference, I'm afraid.


The open source ati driver is garbage. The fact that there exists an attempt to make a working driver does not mean it is successful.


Nonsense.
My last ATI was in a Lenovo T410 (IIRC.. it was in 2006) and I got a lot to work with the open source driver just fine whereas the official driver blew chunks (dual screen using both video-out ports of the docking station, etc).

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

You'll call my bluff with BS? Why do you assume I'm bluffing and your assumption that I'm bluffing is simply flawed. The examples I've stated were concrete specific examples because I know those things to be true.

You say "it should work". I agree. It should. Unfortunately in reality there is only how things are and not how they should be. You can't use modern distros with open source driver for that card. If u think that is a usable system... try it and enlighten yourself.

The open source ati driver is garbage. The fact that there exists an attempt to make a working driver does not mean it is successful.


I called your bluff BS because it is BS.

Linux works with nearly every system out there. It is absolutely certain to work if you get a Linux system in the same way that you get a Windows system ... by buying a system from the vendor with Linux pre-installed.

And it will work faster, better and with more stability than Windows.

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