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ZDNet: Why Does Linux Hate Me?

Mar 28, 2007, 21:45 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Bott)

"In the Talkback section of this blog, my loyal readers routinely urge me to switch to Linux. 'Try it!' they say. 'Once you do, you'll never look back.' I'm perfectly willing to try, and indeed I'd love to have at least one Linux machine on hand so I can test interoperability scenarios here. About eight months ago I tried to install Ubuntu Linux 6.06 on a couple of systems here. The results were less than encouraging, and I've been using Linux in virtual machines since then.

"Over the weekend, I thought I'd try again to put together a dual-boot Windows/Linux PC. I have another system I can devote to the cause, with decent specs and no hardware issues that I know of. This hardware is about as generic as an Intel-based system gets. I first built this system in late 2003 and have upgraded it extensively over the past three and a half years..."

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