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Why I'll never use Linux for my main desktop

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This might sound a little harsh coming from a guy who's worked for a Linux company for over six years, but things never seem to get easier. Oh sure, the stuff that was hard to deal with last time is easier, but the new features and the stuff you want to check out this time are just as hard as the old crap was last time.

For instance, there's all this talk about the 3D Desktop stuff in Mandriva. Well, I like eye candy so I want to check it out. I don't have a sloucher of a machine either so I know for sure it'll be able to take whatever can be thrown at it. It's an HP Media Centrt PC m7470n which is essentially an Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (2.2GHz), 2GB RAM, ATI Radeon Xpress 200, 300GB SATA drive, and all the other media/TV tuner crap that came with it (it was a powerful machine for a really smoking good price). At any rate, it should be able to handle turning my desktop into a funky cube or whatever the 3d desktop is supposed to do.

Well apparently my system is unsupported.

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Why does Vincent rant?

It's well known that ATI does have a rather crappy installation routine compared to Nvidia and Vincent knows that. Actually he's a nice guy.

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