Originally Posted by bridgman
So far I've only been using ubuntu but I'm certainly gonna try other distros with good reputation at least in virtual machine. I've completely ditched all M$ $hitware from all my PCs and living happily without it.
My new machine's specs are as follows:
Thank you for your interest and keep up the good work supporting FOSS - I'm delighted to hear we'll get what we need to get it right soon enough (assuming of course it's really soon), especially considering I recommended one of my best friends to buy pretty much the same machine (only with 5000+ CPU & Radeon HD 4870) for exactly the same purposes and there's just no way in hell I'll let him go through the same mess.
And by the way, nVidia's blob that's once been belauded to the skies is probably starting to suck exactly the same way fglrx does - another one of my friends just got herself a brand new laptop and I wished you've seen the mess it's drawing on lower half of the screen during shutdown (not to mention it prevents the actual shutdown so she has to do it manually).