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Discussion on: The Unix world needs to get its shit together.

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I have been running nothing but Linux systems at home for the last 8 or 9 years and haven't had many issues. Sure in the beginning things were rough, but that was mostly due to my own inexperience with the OS and the state of the Linux desktop at the time. For the past 5 years I haven't had any real out of the box issues with the OS.

Sure some of my devices were not fully supported, but were functional enough with the standard OS. I blame most of those issues on the manufactures since they don't port their drivers to Linux. Examples: Logitech extra keys on mouse and keyboard didn't work out of the box. I had to install community packages to get the same functionality that would be on Windows.

Anytime I run in to issues it is most likely related to me screwing around with things and borking the install or my system. I have Manjaro, Ubuntu, and Raspbian.

Sure there are areas for improvement with Linux, but it is not all broken. Things have gotten much better in the past few years and hopefully that trend continues. We just need more manufactures understand that there is a market for Linux and if they supported it more people would use it.