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    Here's an old post I made on the subject,

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  1. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is a piece of shit.

    I "upgraded" from 11-something, and after the "upgrade" it had no USB drivers (so mouse == dead) and no network drivers (so you were pretty much rectally sodomized). It also fucked up the GUI and left the consoles unusable but that might have had something to do with me not using Unity.

    Installing from disk didn't help either: same issues. No USB drivers, no network card drivers. Fuck that fucking shit.

    Edit: kernel version 3.0.24 is fucked up. Version 3.0.23 still has funcitonal USB & Ethernet drivers, but both have no functional ATI display drivers. So, still, fuck that fucking shit.

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    2. Krispy


      The way I see it with the whole computer/software monopoly thing is that computers are not like products from the past. They all need to be compatible by their very nature. If one company rises above the rest, sure it will jack up prices, but also everything will be compatible. There are pros and cons.

    3. Bucket


      Compatibility is a joke. Microsoft has released thousands of patches to support software, because 3rd-party devs can't be fucked to write proper code. It's become a full-time job for them, and frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if they look at the 32/64 crossover as a blessing.

    4. Maes


      Sodaholic said:

      Why not save up money and buy the more expensive, higher quality hardware instead of blowing your load (of cash) prematurely on some poorly-made sweatshop crap?

      Let's see...

      1. Ofter there is no "more expensive, higher quality hardware": for a lot of products with even an order of magnitude in price rance ($10-$100) you find the same exact components at the board and driver level, and for some things e.g. sound chips, reasonably priced USB controllers, ethernet controllers and wireless cards etc. there is really no choice. It's really hard to convince yourself to shell out any extra cash once you realize that. E.g. the ridiculously highly priced Razer Barracuda soundcard uses the same exact CMedia codec used in many mobos today. Any perceived "better quality" can thus only be psychosomatic or post-purchase rationalization.
      2. For some things ilke network switches, routers etc. the price gap between what's considered "good" and what's considered "normal" far exceeds what you could cover just by "saving up": a Netlink 8-port switch is under $50, the cheapest equivalent CISCO will go near $1000. If you expect to save up for that, good-night: you'll get a switch in 10 Xmases from now.
      3. Even if I shop online, for reasons a and b I'll still end up in the lower-end stuff anyway. In the age of generic chinese hardware, there's really no escaping that, at least not in the low to medium-high market segment. Maybe in the high/high-end one, and even then you've got to be wary of scams.