Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Members' Lounge (General Discussion) › PC Enthusiast-Fi (PC Gaming/Hardware/Software/Overclocking)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

PC Enthusiast-Fi (PC Gaming/Hardware/Software/Overclocking) - Page 434

post #6496 of 7314
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blisse View Post

Speaking of broken things, my Ubuntu and ElementaryOS dual boot on my Thinkpad can't connect to my school wifi all the time, so welp it's basically useless to me for general school use.

I used to run Ubuntu and always had an issue connecting to my school wifi. This was many years ago however. I've been thinking about running it again or another variant of linux on my laptop lately.
post #6497 of 7314
Quote:
Originally Posted by rawrster View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blisse View Post

Speaking of broken things, my Ubuntu and ElementaryOS dual boot on my Thinkpad can't connect to my school wifi all the time, so welp it's basically useless to me for general school use.

I used to run Ubuntu and always had an issue connecting to my school wifi. This was many years ago however. I've been thinking about running it again or another variant of linux on my laptop lately.

Yeah, I had Ubuntu on my HP Pavilion ze5600, and the WiFi card (among other things too) only had drivers for XP, so you could only get ethernet on it.

post #6498 of 7314
netctl broke wi-fi completely for me the couple of times I tried to get it running but it's probably me.

It works on Windows so it's really Linux drivers letting me down.

Also, fun fact, Windows Phone, iOS and Android is used almost equally at Microsoft, with iOS a bit less and WP ahead slightly.
post #6499 of 7314
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blisse View Post

netctl broke wi-fi completely for me the couple of times I tried to get it running but it's probably me.

It works on Windows so it's really Linux drivers letting me down.

Also, fun fact, Windows Phone, iOS and Android is used almost equally at Microsoft, with iOS a bit less and WP ahead slightly.

Maybe Microsoft provides work phones for their employees?

post #6500 of 7314
Quote:
Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

I used to run Ubuntu and always had an issue connecting to my school wifi. This was many years ago however. I've been thinking about running it again or another variant of linux on my laptop lately.
Arch is good and you'll learn how stuff works and can fix it if something breaks.
post #6501 of 7314

Look at all those level 50s.  By far the mot stacked BC2 game I've ever come across.  Yet it still manages to some how be fun.

post #6502 of 7314
Quote:
Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blisse View Post

netctl broke wi-fi completely for me the couple of times I tried to get it running but it's probably me.


It works on Windows so it's really Linux drivers letting me down.


Also, fun fact, Windows Phone, iOS and Android is used almost equally at Microsoft, with iOS a bit less and WP ahead slightly.
Maybe Microsoft provides work phones for their employees?

Yeah there were random giveaways and ?
post #6503 of 7314
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blisse View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blisse View Post

netctl broke wi-fi completely for me the couple of times I tried to get it running but it's probably me.


It works on Windows so it's really Linux drivers letting me down.


Also, fun fact, Windows Phone, iOS and Android is used almost equally at Microsoft, with iOS a bit less and WP ahead slightly.
Maybe Microsoft provides work phones for their employees?

Yeah there were random giveaways and ?

It'd contribute to the rate of usage?

post #6504 of 7314
Quote:
Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blisse View Post

 
Quote:
Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post

 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blisse View Post

netctl broke wi-fi completely for me the couple of times I tried to get it running but it's probably me.



It works on Windows so it's really Linux drivers letting me down.



Also, fun fact, Windows Phone, iOS and Android is used almost equally at Microsoft, with iOS a bit less and WP ahead slightly.
Maybe Microsoft provides work phones for their employees?


Yeah there were random giveaways and ?
It'd contribute to the rate of usage?

Yeah but why bring that up in that manner? I was just stating a fact a remembered reading? Your response makes it sound like you're trying to **** on WP
post #6505 of 7314
Quote:
Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post

 

That's just like products with garbage drivers on Windows. What do you expect? It's not the kernel or the community's fault a single piece of hardware you just happen to use doesn't want to work correctly. You should be blaming the companies for not having a proper proprietary driver for one of the most widespread operating systems in the world. But yeah, it's inconvenient and kind of one of the reasons Linux really isn't used for gaming since OpenGL drivers are currently an absolute mess. AMD's driver is crumbling because it was built from the outside in because they wanted to support all of OpenGL extensions and whatnot. NVIDIA's at least works. Intel just doesn't care. They have 3 teams but they don't put the effort or money in to make good drivers.

 

Pffft, they say that and it turns out most computers in the world run linux. I guess I see a reason for Linus Torvalds to start bitching at people to get stuff done.

 

yeah i get that lots of thu things that are broken are not directly the distro fault, but it doesnt matter.  just like it didnt matter than a year into vista it ran great, no one wanted to touch it.  it didnt matter that in wasnt microsofts fault.

 

this is the linux promblem.  devs sit and go not my problem, why should i fix it, or worse, go oh you just fire up terminal and xyz.  just look at what happened back with netbooks.  came with linux people hated it, they all moved to windows.

post #6506 of 7314
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blisse View Post
 
Yeah but why bring that up in that manner? I was just stating a fact a remembered reading? Your response makes it sound like you're trying to **** on WP

I didn't intend to give that impression. It's just that from my experience, the rate of usage of Windows phones is many magnitudes below that of iOS and Android. Then again, I live in Australia, so it's not an appropriate benchmark for me to compare with the usage at Microsoft, because that particular market segment is quite a specific one.

 

I don't have anything against Windows Phone. I actually prefer its sleek, dark stock interface over Android's, but WP's shortcomings far outweighs what I want to (and can) do on Android. I also use Google's services much more than Microsoft's, so Android would be the more appropriate choice for me.

post #6507 of 7314
Yeah I figured it was miscommunication, my bad. But yeah WP is not at all well represented in any Western country. What Google services do you use over Microsoft?
post #6508 of 7314
Quote:
Originally Posted by mark2410 View Post

yeah i get that lots of thu things that are broken are not directly the distro fault, but it doesnt matter.  just like it didnt matter than a year into vista it ran great, no one wanted to touch it.  it didnt matter that in wasnt microsofts fault.

this is the linux promblem.  devs sit and go not my problem, why should i fix it, or worse, go oh you just fire up terminal and xyz.  just look at what happened back with netbooks.  came with linux people hated it, they all moved to windows.
that's why we don't really have netbooks anymore, I have an old one and it's great for me, but when it ran windows it was ****ty and slow but arch + i3 it's more than enough for me. 2G ram, 320G HDD, cold boots in 21 seconds, screen rez is fine for 12". Just works great for me.
post #6509 of 7314

x86 chromebooks are basically netbooks so they're technically still around.

post #6510 of 7314
Aren't netbooks just poor ultrabooks?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Members' Lounge (General Discussion) › PC Enthusiast-Fi (PC Gaming/Hardware/Software/Overclocking)