Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Well, I did it once, after years of Linux (registered with the Linux Counter on August 26, 1996). Then I went back to… Ubuntu Jaunty, then I switched to CentOS 5.3 and have built my own extra repository Odiecolon.repo, only to end in Xubuntu Karmic, now being on Ubuntu Karmic.
Right now, I am pissed off. Let’s try to summarize a bit:
* I need to run a few Windows commercial applications (some I paid for!), and I hate the idea of dual-booting, hence I have to rely on WINE. I said that wine-1.1.31 in Ubuntu fails to run some of the applications that worked with my wine-1.1.26 under CentOS. No, I don’t run games, except for Rybka 3 Aquarium (that’s chess, folks). Now, I can also use wine-1.0.1 under Ubuntu (that’s one of the two official builds), and most applications would be happy… except for Rybka 3 Aquarium: once minimized, the window can’t be restored anymore. It’s quite a zugzwang—or is it a Catch-22?
* Broadcom wireless (with the STA hybrid driver, which works the best) is less stable under Linux than under Windows. Really.
* The Ubuntu retards can’t build packages that work.