laofzu wrote:I have tried a lot of linux distributions over the last few years, and am still looking for one that just works out of the box. By that, I mean no command line fixes, updates, etc. with support for my hardware and applications I want to use. My current frustration is with Linux Mint where the Linux Mint 14 Mate 64 bit version just drops my panel and menu never to be found again and the LMDE version which no longer supports my video card and printer which it did before UP6. I realize that much of this is not the fault of the Linux Mint developers, but it still doesn't let me get my work done each day. I run into similar changes and problems with other distributions. It would be really nice if Linux developers could work together to make sure things work before they release it. Sure, I can use an earlier release like Linux Mint 13 if I can put up with the lack of support for new printers and other devices along with outdated versions of my applications.
bimsebasse wrote:Blatantly mis-directed frustration. The responsibility is purely the hardware manufacturer's who often neglect or simply disregard linux support as the market share is not big enough to warrant the extra expenses developing drivers for linux. This is, generally, not a problem Microsoft has - and if you don't understand and acknowledge this before you venture into linux...
Linux is free. So complaining this much is like looking a gift horse in the mouth. You could try to persevere and learn how to fix it though. That I would respect. Then again, if this bothers you so much, then buy a PC with Windows on it like the rest of the world's sheep. You could even squander more money by purchasing a Mac. Just shutup and open your wallet.
All the lame complaints I hear from people that think they are entitled to a faultless computer at somebody else' expense are getting old.
Gimme a break.
laofzu wrote:...I used to happily pay for my copy of Xandros which worked very well until the company decided to destroy itself. Liked Lycoris and Linspire too, but they are no longer around. They had many good ideas which unfortunately haven't been picked up by other distributions that I know of.
laofzu wrote: LMDE works fairly well once you figure out how to get your non-supported HP printer set up.
bimsebasse wrote:If you have spent money on a Linux distro, that's your problem, and the issue is best taken up with those distros. Mint is free. I have issues with Mint great and small but you can't really moan about something that is offered to you for free, especially not hardware support which is almost entirely out of Mint's hands.
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