> > shameless plug: GNU/linux is much much more user friendly than it used to be; > > consider giving Ubuntu or Fedora a try if you never have done so -- just burn a > live > > CD ;-) > > I have Fedora at work, and every week a kernel update requires me to recompile my > video drivers to get acceleration back. That's not very user-friendly. How have Linux > developers managed to go so long without realising that users would actually benefit > from a stable kernel ABI?
I know the feeling when I was running Ubuntu on one of my computers, it didn't support acceleration either, GeForce 8800GT, so I installed the drivers, the max resolution was 320x200, felt like my old C64 but with millions of colors. Sound wasn't much better, I did get it to work, after I told Ubuntu to stop trying to output to digital and use analog outputs. My speakers are old but they are very good.
I still think Linux (no matter the flavor) is still user unfriendly. Just try getting help on the internet, the response tends to be RTFM, even though you state that you did and still need help. Ubuntu forums tend to be better though.