Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I’ve finally made the choice between OpenSuSE or Vista as my preferred OS for the next few years, and the decision went to Vista, and to my surprise it only took a couple of hours to decide.
For the tests I installed both OpenSuSE 10.2 and Vista on my desktop to see how things went and within a couple of hours OpenSuSE had already lost the fight on an age old problem for Linux…. Hardware Drivers. Last time I reviewed my OS of choice it was between XP and SuSE about three years ago, and the problem then was lack of availability for drivers, this time that isn’t the problem, it’s how hard it was to actually use the drivers.
To many this sounds like a strange problem, drivers should be something you install and forget, but alas this isn’t the case.
To those of you who regularly follow my blog (God bless you all), this articles title will come as a real shocker. My stance hasn't changed. I have always liked Microsoft, just not in the way you think.
While I don't much care for their software offerings I really do like their hardware. In terms of quality I have found their mice and just recently keyboard first class.
That's right. You guessed it. I am using Microsoft products to control my Linux installation.