Do you have any other obsolete idea to share?
It's a GPU issue, I don't think any particular brand is doing better than the other.
A little hacking, and you've got yourself a $150 dollar Windows8.1 tablet.
Do you really think we won't be pirating the shit outta Windows when we do that?
(Which also explains why Windows is a "success" and Linux has never made it to the desktop -- yet is the only serious OS in the few luxury/demanding markets left.)
But Linux (on the desktop) is a fucking piece of shit. Windows 2000 is far better than the latest Mint, Ubuntu or Fedora crap, let alone Windows 7.
I had to downgrade to 10.2 because the latest version doesn't work on XFCE, or at least, it didn't work on a fresh install of Xubuntu/Mint on my PC. On top of that, there won't be any new releases for Linux, 11.3 is not available and apparently it won't ever be. Gnash is junk.
Don't get me wrong: I despise Flash, I want it to die already. But it's still a necessary part of the Internet.
I'm running a 512MB SSD in my laptop
Do you have MS-DOS 6.22 as your main OS?
while my similar-age AMD board would probably work with a current Bulldozer.
Yeah, no. That whole "socket compatibility" thing is long gone in AMD. Socket FM1 was released in 2011, FM2 in 2012, probably FM3 this year.
Compare that with Intel's sockets 1156 (2009), 1155 (2011), 1150 (2013).
Sure, AM3 is better, let's see how it works out with their next AM3+ release.