Linux Isn't Ready for Prime Time
Before I go into all the badness of my most recent experience, I'd like to give a little background info on myself, so that you know where I'm coming from. I like open source. I like it a lot. I use open source whenever possible, as not only is it usually the superior product, but I can rest easy knowing that my software isn't filled with nasty DRM. When I buy a new pc, I generally install Ubuntu on the old one and give it away. I constantly tell my friends about the benefits of open source. One thing I've been known to say is "If you're not a gamer, you have no excuse for not using Linux or BSD."
I've been living a lie!
You see, I don't actually use Linux. I've tried, but to no avail. Back in 2003 I had a spare PC running Mandrake (now Mandriva) it was decent, but it still caused a lot of headaches for the typical Windows user. I tried Fedora core and had a little more success, but eventually gave up.
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