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

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Paul Johnson

I wonder if this is at least in part a hardware thing? I've definitely dealt with my share of Linux BS, but mostly when using random x86 computers. In comparison getting stuff working on a Raspberry Pi 4 with Raspbian was pretty straight forward and I don't remember any random shit breaking.

tbh, if your going to run Linux and you want a smooth experience I suspect you have to do a bit of research on the hardware you want to use or buy from a vendor like system76 or one of Dells supported models.

That said, this is part of what keeps me on Mac.

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Ryan Westlund Author

Actually, most of my issues haven't been hardware-related. For the last 5 years, I've been exclusively on Intel x86-64 computers with supported graphics cards and wifi. Most of the issues have been things like updates getting messed up by doing the obvious thing and requiring substantial technical knowledge to fix; installation instructions being really unclear or outdated; etc.

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