Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Windows is an operating system for babies. Ubuntu is a Linux distribution for normal people. Unfortunately, it’s a little difficult to hack when it doesn’t work at all!
This is the situation that I found myself in with my new notebook.
Three days went by.
I now have Gentoo running with direct OpenGL rendering, at a widescreen resolution of 1440×900.
This is a tribute to the “hackability” of Gentoo.
Gentoo, in my mind, has three main attributes: optimizability, hackability and repairability. It’s the good ol’ Land-Rover Defender of Linux distributions - when it breaks, you can fix it.
First, it’s a source distribution so everything is compiled locally.