Posted Dec 7, 2005 0:11 UTC (Wed) by jmorris42
In reply to: Alright, BUT.
Parent article: Linux in a binary world... a doomsday scenario
> I am just sick and tired of spending days to make hardware work.
Dude! You claim to have been running Linux for five years and can make a statement like that? When you are running linux you make sure any hardware you buy is supported, and after five years you should be rid of any legacy stuff you happened to already have when you switched so that isn't a valid excuse.
Buy known good hardware and you can have a very pleasant install experience. The only fly in the ointment is 3D. Sure, as another poster already mentioned, Intel's shared memory junk is supported but ATI & Nvidia aren't so you have to muck with that one issue.
 Yes I know there are Free drivers for older (but very servicable) hardware in x.org's tree. But I have tried using it for years and after a couple of hard lockups go download the driver from ATI.
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