And this is the mindset that ensures Linux will forever hold a ~2% market share.Well yeah, deal with it, that's laptops.
Integrated is crap. Plain and simple. No dynamic range to speak of. Any decent audio gear chokes to death when using it.Stop listening to marketing BS: you can perfectly live without a dedicated sound card, a good integrated sound card ought to be enough for everybody.
I'm currently using an Audio Technica m50s; I plan to move up to AKG Q701 in the near future. And trust me, the m50 is unlistenable when using onboard.
The point isn't bandwidth; the onboard Intel ethernet chipset does NOT do well once you hit 30Mb/sec; its performance literally falls off a cliff. That's why I HAVE to use a dedicated card.50Mb/s, not more than 1Gb/s. On top of that your router and cable probably doesn't support 10Gb/s Ethernet.
But hey, keep making excuses to not support hardware. Thats cool.
Last edited by startzz; 05-06-2013 at 02:29 PM.
That is because Windows relies on third parties which is why most of preinstalled system are done by OEM. Try installing with stock Windows and see how far you can play heavily hardware accelerated games.So it's normal to stay for gaming on windows...
Even the wi-fi drivers are bad, and can often drop your network, add more lag and etc.
64 bit AMD 6 core 3.2ghz with a Nvidia gtx 460 and running Mex from http://linux.exton.net/ with 3.8 kernel (he compiled it and notified that kernel release on his facebook) which has like every desktop and right now I chose the plasma desktop.
Last edited by aironeous; 05-06-2013 at 04:05 PM.
It's not like Linux doesn't support the hardware, it's exactly the other way around: The hardware (vendor) doesn't support Linux. But that has been explained a lot, so learn to read.But hey, keep making excuses to not support hardware. Thats cool.
Last edited by TAXI; 05-06-2013 at 04:07 PM.
Drivers are a non-issue for the most part now; most every major component out there has WHQL certified drivers at release, so they automatically download/install on PC boot. Its rare I have to hunt down drivers theres days.
2: Note that you seem rather insistent to turn the conversation away from the fact the HW isn't supported in Linux. Sorry, but deflection isn't going to work on me. People aren't going to switch if they find their HW isn't supported.
For the end user, its the same thing.It's not like Linux doesn't support the hardware, it's exactly the other way around: The hardware (vendor) doesn't support Linux. But that has been explained a lot, so learn to read.
And again, the reason devs like me avoid Linux is partially because you can't maintain a stable ABI for any length of time, and also because the GPL series of licenses are the absolute worst licenses on the planet from a developer perspective. Throw in the fragmentation (why does it work in Ubuntu and not Fedora?) and marketshare, it simply isn't profitable to support Linux. Its really that simple. And, as has been noted, there aren't enough people with enough time to provide full support for every piece of HW on the market. Hence the current state of Linux.
If you want Linux to get my attention, do the following:
1: Freeze the ABI and API. No removes from this point forward.
2: Force all distros to have some baseline test for program compatibility out of the box; there is no reason why Distro "A" can run something right after install and Distro "B" can not.
3: Switch to a non-GPL license. GPL and variants are non-starters for developers.
And by the way, even if you install i.e. graphics drivers from vendor, its most likely something will broke... Not to mention how hard it is to install those drivers, the process is just absurd even for linux.