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March 24th, 2008
March 24th, 2008
March 24th, 2008
March 24th, 2008
March 24th, 2008

[User Picture]01:56 pm - It's ALIVE!


I offically am amazed that Linux has entirely surpassed Windows for handling of new, modern devices. It's taken me almost 3 days to find all the drivers for my hardware, and accomplish the above picture. There's still three devices I don't have 'drivers' for, though two of them are core 1 and core 2 of my processor not being in the 'current CPU list' so I get "Unknown Processor" instead of "T9300" and the Atmel TPM module lacks any 64-bit drivers for any OS apparently, but the first two are cosmetic since I'm not using Intel's official SpeedStep handling but RMClock instead, and the last one I couldn't care less about.

But Linux? Boom, out of the box, everything Just Worked. Even the Wireless USB worked out of the can once I ran a system-wide emerge update. I'll be keeping the Windows install if for no other reason than Steam-based games just still don't work without race conditions on memory-heavy machines because Steam just doesn't know how to handle a machine with a properly-efficient disk-cache.

It is interesting though... I never thought I'd see a screen high enough resolution that I didn't actively beg for anti-aliasing to be turned on. I... kinda like playing at 1920x1200 with anti-aliasing off, though at the quarter-resolution 960x600 TF2 and City of Heroes scream even with every single bell and whistle cranked all the way up to maximum. :-)0 commentsLeave a comment
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