Spleen wrote:I wish there was a perfect operating system.
KeenEmpire wrote:Go open source lol. If you're a real keener (i.e. no modern games) you won't be missing anything
Spleen wrote:I've been using Linux as my primary OS for several years. It's not the perfect OS (yet) but definitely moreso for my purposes than other candidates.
I used to run Arch, but switched to Ubuntu last year. 9.10 is currently running on my desktop (Athlon 64). The EeePC was running 9.10 until recently when I updated it to 10.04 and it crashed outKeenEmpire wrote:What do you think it (or your distribution) is missing?
So I took that opportunity to set about installing a lighter, more customised installation, but everything I tried with Debian/Ubuntu ran into trouble with drivers or installing from a USB drive. Arch worked straight out, but has a couple of irritating little details that need to be sorted out.
Ubuntu has served me well, but I'm finding it increasingly restrictive and prefab. Arch suits me better overall despite its quirks and higher maintenance requirements.
Now that I think about it, many of my concerns with Linux besides the hard-and-fast decisions made by certain distros and the inherently experimental nature of the evolving software, are not flaws in the OS itself, but the prevailing mindset of proprietary software developers, mostly games and drivers which result in significant incompatibility issues or limitations. If everyone made their software cross-platform, if not open-source, Linux would be pretty close to perfect to me.