Sry if I sound harsh but read it and weep like I am still doing. I am angry at myself about past action linux related , looking back I see it in perspective.
Weard I had to format and reinstall windows xp pro sp2 just now for someone and figured sure it should be easy as all the drivers is there and it should be a breeze + quick.
2 hours later the stupid xp pro sp2 disc completed installing all the spam / spyware and other junk ie: just the basic not the rubish that comes with the OEM dvd , cd writing stuff and other, only basic windows.
Drivers that was needed once I managed to get what parts it has and found the drivers 30 mins waisted just searching = nvidia - download + install , sound drivers - download + install , lan + wifi drivers , motherboard / chipset drivers and luckily this all worked first time without any stuff-up's.
That was a miracle in it's own , they must have been praying or something LOL.
Total time waisted just to get firefox + e-mail working on a 1 year old laptop = 3hours - 3.5 hours.
WarraWarra who cares and what are you whining about ?
Simple I do not get myself / everyone complaining because 1 driver is a bit unstable in Linux / Sabayon , folk have we forgotten the wonderfull time we spend with Spyload Xp or it's nastier cousins broken glass windows so viruses fly in like birds ? or even Vista of hell , nice view hey LOL.
Sure it is a tall order to have everything to work but surely a bit of software / driver installing is 100% normal and part of the fun in linux. how elsewill we learn / read ?
Why do we complain if we get something for free that works first time looks great and has no viruses so we can play with it like a hobby ?
Do I / we now complain because we like to or complain because it is the new version of expressing joy ? weard ?
?? What have you been smoking man ??
I wish I was, would calm me down after this nasty experience I feel I have to go shower again damn.
I just realized how insanely lucky we are that we have a working any flavour of linux that we do not have to spend 15 hours just to install from scratch and update it.
Back to the windows install:
I do not even want to think about the minm of 2gb of updates after updates after updates that poor windows install person have to go thru that I helped and just when you think it is finished it has a DRM virus or needs another 2gb of download / updates nevermind installing quickbooks , MS Office and the can of worms and updates it requires, etc etc etc. I did what I could for them and linux + them = no go , don't even ask.
Man I love Sabayon , maybe I should stop being such a beesh and start enjoying the good times we have with Sabayon / Linux , I hate to go back to this experience above and then once a month having that ouch, Linux is here to stay for me.