phidias81 wrote:After about 3 weeks trying to don't give up, I think I will eventually abandon Linux.
I came here from Windows with a lot of Enthusiasm, expecting to be difficult at the beginning, but not a strenous fight as it turned out to be.
Apart from being open source and safer for virus and co, I didn't find any other single advantage.
After converting to Linux I found out that I can't use my switchable graphic card because the drivers are not supported.
My touchpad lost all of the multitouch functions and no way to restore it even with softwares.
I can't use the function keys properly.
I could have saved $$$ buying a laptop for half the price, since anyway apart from going in internet or writing text is not going
There is no way for me to change the brightness, and randomly it's booting with reduced brightness without any possibility to raise it
I already had to format and reinstall 5 times in 3 weeks
The battery is lasting half of the time compared to windows
there are xxx hundred different versions of Linux not fully compatible one with the other, so that you get lost to find sotware or help that is fitting your distribution
The "famous" Linux community gave me very little help, always ignoring all of my topics apart from a couple of generous moderators (that told me to throw in the garbage my graphic card)
To install a program there are 5 different ways, and each time there is something wrong, shortcuts missing, wrong icons, software not working, obsolete version....
After hibernating and even worse after suspending I have to wait minutes before the system restore, so that now I'm just leaving it on all the time
I'm sure I'm forgetting something, but I think you got the point.
I'm not a programmer, but I don't consider myself even abeginner, so if I have all of these problems, I can't imagine an average user
Did you get that I'm a little bit frustrated and disappointed? Is there any reason why I should still fight to keep Linux?
Written from Linux Mint 14 Mate, hoping to find some reasons to don't give up and to don't accept I lost 3 weeks of my life
sorry to read that you are an disappointed user. You are not the only one. However, magrating users from windows to Linux are makng one mistake, Forget the windows thoughts, and begin from scratch.
I had the same issue some years ago, when starting with redhat 9.
Linux made a great step forward the last years,
i have got a dell laptop, and that works flawless with every linux distro,
- Function keys not working: here also, you have to assighn the keyś to a specific action by going to ( KDE ) to system-settings>hotkeys ( the one right to program and sysem notifications)
- change the brightness: no idea
- To install a program there are 5 different ways: wich one? i know apt-get install, and using synaptic
I already had to format and reinstall 5 times in 3 weeks: why?
Is there any reason why I should still fight to keep Linux? sure, have u seen kde desktop? a lot better than mate.
have u familirised yourself with apt-get?
What distroś did you try? only mint?
maybe ubuntu suits your needs. otherwise, try fedoracore. there is a large an crouwdy community to help you.