Ubuntu 12.04 on a high-end laptop
After rather successfully reviewing Precise Pangolin on my T61 with SSD, I decided to expand the testing to other machines I have. Most importantly, I wanted to see how well this latest LTS edition of Ubuntu behaves on my higher-end laptops, blessed with an Nvidia card. So I took it for a spin on my LG machine.
Nouveau is dreck
I am sorry for being so blunt, but there's no other way to describe it. Ever since it had been introduced and force-fed into the kernel, it gave me nothing but problems, higher memory and CPU usage that Nvidia, slower responsiveness, much lower performance, much higher heating, as well as other weird issues. This time, though, the experience was absolutely abysmal.
The live session with Nouveau was virtually unusable.