[olug] Disappointment and a question ...
olug at unfy.org
Wed Apr 9 22:29:43 UTC 2014
> And if you care to debate any of these points or ask how I got Win98
> to run under DosEMU back in the day, please let us take such a
> discussion off list as it likely serves not the wonderful community
> represented herein of whom I am proud to be a member.
I was wholehearted in my inquiry about WTF the linux community was
doing. *EVERYTHING* I saw when my coworker was messing with different
distro's here in the office was a train wreck. I take that back. A
flaming train wreck.
This wasn't "oh, this disto doesn't have this dancing icon that i love"
or "missed a pixel here" or "im a zealot for XYZ and it doesnt have XYZ
so it must be trash!".
It was "how are basic things over the last 10+ years not present ?" I
will admit that at least one of my complaints was relating to the whole
'unity' desktop experience. I tend to try to be open minded about
desktop experiences and gui paradigms and such (no issues with osx,
macos, win3.1->7, os/2, beos,
afterstep/windowmaker/old-kde/old-gnome/etc) ... but that's not always
the case it'd seem heh.
Now, since I've apparently dug myself into a hole about being so vocal
about 'WTF' - I suppose I *have* to go about installing different
distributions and giving them fair shakes / reviews. I've complained
loudly, I guess now I need to back it up and explain EXACTLY what I'm
Sadly, the question becomes - what hardware ? Do I stick with the
nforce 630i that i've been bemoaning here ? Skipping hdmi audio for the
moment ? Do I pick up a cheap intel chipset based board ? An amd based
system ? I suppose I could go with the nforce + not-hdmi-audio as a
round 1. It seems to cooperate decently with the gpl nvidia driver.
Actually. Scratch that. I can't use an nvidia based video solution on
my TV. At least, not any nvidia based card that I have (mostly older
stuff, the 630i would be the newest nvidia hardware i have personally).
On my TV (an old 42" 720p lcd), all nvidia cards overscan and I have to
set a custom resolution to be able to be able to see anything near the
edges. Kinda cute how amd/ati cards have always worked right out of the
box. *sigh*. Wonder if it's something relating to my tv not spitting
back correct edid info ?
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