I am getting along with linux OK for the most part, with one noticeable exception: hardware support.
As i stand now, running my terribly outdated ubuntu from 2011, i have full support for my laptops ATI graphics.
ATI themselves have deemed the card "legacy", and even the latest linux legacy driver does not support my card.
There is a older version of the ATI legacy driver, that can be made to work with most newer linux setups, but it involves downgrading X.org, which is just begging for its own set of problems later down the road.
So, my choices are either A. stay out date and try to compile from source when ever possible the software that i want (not having to good of success with that anymore these days) and still have full hardware support, or B. run my old outdated linux along side the current ubuntu release on 2nd partition and enjoy updated programs all the time, with crappy hardware performance.
Oh, and for what ever reason, linux (all distros i have tried on this machine) is insisting that i have a joystick plugged in, even when i do not. Turns out linux is picking up my hard drive accelerometer as /dev/input/js0, and i have to blacklist it if i want to use a real joystick, otherwise the real joystick is picked up as /dev/input/js1.
As of right now, my machine is quad booted, with ubuntu 11.04 x86, ubuntu 16.04 x64, windows 7 x64, and windows xp x32 bit.
Edited by jrhodes, Sun Aug 5, 2018 7:25 PM.