easy, its sid !!
the most advanced open 3D drivers are from intel.
AMD takes the common parts (like most of the mesa code) from intel and add support for radeon GPUs. This helps a lot the driver development.
Nouveau people have to that also, but they have first to do guess work to enable the features.
So you are saying that nouveau, with years of missing work and many missing features, compared to the other two GPUs will have more and better features in a few months/years? are you on drugs?
the other drivers will not stop waiting for nouveau, but any advance by then will help nouveau sooner or later.
also, all drivers support the older card versions, thanks to mesa, that is not a nouveau only feature. Where the hardware is lacking, mesa fallback to software, LLVM or simply optimize it out, sacrificing image quality
i dont know if nouveau will be faster or slower than intel or radeon drivers when they reach the same feature level, but i'm sure that nouveau will be the last of the big three to have most features. that will not change unless nvidia really supports nouveau and mesa to catchup the lost years... looking to their past record and even recent events, that will probably not happen.
i give my kudos to nouveau people for their work, but i prefer to support intel and amd got their work with the community than to support some company that really don't understand linux, the free software ideals and long term support for their hardware.
So you are using open Intel drivers, that are more or less on par with AMD ones (usually lagging a few months from intel, because they share most of the mesa code, its easier to catch up than building ground up), with AMD cards being more powerful and so, faster.
I play linux games (via humble bundle, steam and desura) with AMD open drivers, so i can tell you that they work. If you check phoronix benchmarks, AMD closed and open drivers have a average performance difference of 20%, that isnt perfect, but not bad also...
You say are also using nvidia:
-if closed source drivers -> yes, they are faster, yes, they are closed source shit from a company that don't really care about linux, just their money (As Linus said: F*ck you Nvidia)
-if open source drivers -> they share the mesa part with all others, but lagging several years, to the point that aren't really usable for most people
So looks like you are a "little" bias!
When EU stops paying farms to not produce or imposing limits on productions, food production will go up!
When all this "scientists" must just to eat their own poison (ie: just ead GM food) for years several years, maybe they will change their mind.
When GM companies stop paying "studies", "scientists", politicians, etc and stop sueing everyone, then maybe there is a real analysis of the problems
When all food with GM is CLEARY marked as so, then the consumers can choose and let people vote with their wallet
Nothing to see here, move along, its just another try to pressure the EU to accept GM, when almost everyone clearly don't want then.
On my time you would get a ping of dead just for that comment!! damn kids!
Just pick the huge bonus, golden parachutes, stupid merge and acquisitions just to pump the stock, etc, etc and put in on real R&D (not patent waving) and engineering solutions and things might get better!
Actually there many women bomb cases, as in some places, the control points dont have women to do the body search, but even more because their long tunics are good to hide things
ok troll, i will bite it!
what, homeland security, FBI, NSA are angels?
The countless US invasions, the protection of dictators like Noriega, Pinochet and even Saddam just because (at their opinion its the less of two evils), the support of Islamic groups like the Taliban, etc, etc. Even today, with the CIA torture jails, Halliburton corruption, wall street and banks frauds show that you have nastiness and corruption all over the top US government and companies.
Probably the US is directly and indirectly responsible of more killings and problems than most of those countries.
People all over the world have the same "Capitalism benefits" as you, even if they are communists, fascists, tribal, etc!! things like jobs (duh!) , homes (double duh!) , clothes ( triple duh!) , electronics (all made in china today... that is communist!!) , computers (even URSS had their own computers!), air travel(duh!) and yes, even internet (call it arpanet, fidonet, AMPRNet or minitel, what ever... arpanet won, but there where alternatives out there)
And yes, cuba have the BEST medical care in the world... and that limited high-tech medical machinery. In cuba everyone have full and free medical support, people around the world travel to cuba to use their medical cares for hard to solve problems (not free for non-residents of course). That doesnt mean that they can cure everything, that mean they give you the best treatment for your problem and long term support for it. No bullshit like, "Take this treatment, the other one a lot better, but is too expensive"... Everyone gets best treatment, not just the rich people.
Huge amount of money will also not give you better medical treatment, just ask Ted Kennedy.
who is full of bullshit now?
stop looking to your own belly and thinking that you are the center of the world. US have good things, but it also have many bad things, just like every place in the world!
you can also format the layout of a page with tables, its may also be much shorter than CSS!!
i didn't notice that it was he that wrote that comment!!
let me find a hole to jump to!!
you know that you can only use one HW hypervisor? the other on top of the first are using plain virtualization
try not installing X11, X11 apps, kde, xfce , emacs, tcl and docs (ie: just unselect the install folders x, xa, kde, kdei, xfce, e, tcl and f )
there! you have a tiny distro, ready to use, compile, whatever
No Linux distro on the planet uses the stock kernel.
Slackware uses stock kernels
All of them have different locations for many different files.
Slackware puts the files where the app developers want to, they dont move files around, breaking stuff (are you listen redhat/fedora!)
All of them have major patchs to all sorts of 'standard' apps.
Slackware tried to used just the upstream code. Only when there are problem reported and there is a fix in the upstream cvs/svn/git, its is ported to the latest release (or the git version is used)
So yes, there are standard, plain and simple distros... slackware is one of the most stable distros there is by not messing all over
Linux's lack of standardization is repeatedly brought up as one of its largest problems in becoming a more common desktop since software vendors don't want to target a bunch of slightly different distro's to pick up a statistically insignificant portion of the population.
Strange, there are things like static binaries, that work EVERYWHERE... you can also ship the libraries, for a pseudo static binary.
But solving that isnt that hard, just have several VMs with the main distros and recompile... yes, its harder than having the source code open and let users/distros developers compile it for you, but that is the price for having closed source.
yes, FUD ! trying to show the worst case possible as a normal, everyday thing is FUD.
1- you CAN compile anything... but that doesn't mean that anyone must do it. Again, only people that really want to do it (developers and gentoo users) will ever do it. Most ubuntu users dont even know what compile is and they use a linux system just fine.
2- a) i'm a slackware user since 1995 and slackware DO have repositories! You have the main ftp for distro packages, you have alienbob packages, you have the slacky repository, rlworkman repository, linuxpackages.net and finally, the slackbuilds repository, where you have build scripts for many softwares (but yes, you can still compile manually if you like!)
b) if you have a package that need a different lib version that you are using, then you are doing it wrong! binary packages are build for one distro/version, should be used on that distro/version. Trying to mix distros or version packages is a great way to have a broken system. Please note that i'm not saying that it doesn't work, most of the time it works fine, but one should ALWAYS prefer distro+correct version packages, and if not available, a source compiled. The above repositories for slackware have many programs compiled for the correct slackaware versions and if not, have the slackbuild ready to quickly compile things.
Downloading a random binary from the internet and trying to use it on a random distro is the "windows way", not the "linux way".
ps: if you are talking about gnome, forget it, that is a dependency hell... on slackware you need to use a gnome repository (like GSB or dropline) to have matching libs. For other distros its the same thing... binary packages build for set of libraries. NO MIXING... if you mix versions, its a user problem, not distro nor linux problem
3- Linux have 2 "clipboards", that work in different ways... if you dont understand then, its better to install some clipboard management, like klipper, glipper, parcellite, etc and enable the clipboards sync. It will make copy&paste more useful and consistent, specially for windows users. If you are talking about feel and use consistency, try to use the same platform for all apps (kde, gnome, xfce, etc), but as linux have more GUI libraries and no central management, the GUI is more fragment than on windows and mac... but those systems also have different GUI frameworks and so, the exact same problem . For some people that is a problem, for others is a good (promotes competition)
this is FUD!
No one in current times, unless its a developer or a gentoo user, will compile X from source
Only a windows user would think that mixing libraries is a good idea to put a program to work, its the fastest way to break a system. Only advanced and knowledge users should try it and only for a very good reason (like trying to support a closed source app... if you have the source, its probably easier and safer to recompile)
Every distro have some form of beta, latest, unstable, -current, etc version, where you have even more update apps if you want. many have external repositories and ftp servers where you can get updated versions, compiled for your system... so even if someone wants a newer version of something, all it needs to know is to use google and read.
lastly there are software that needs to be fine tuned, but no OS is perfect. Windows require huge amount of extra software to be useful and is lacking in many places, MacOSX break many things, lacks others and is not as flexible, linux have incomplete features in some places. Now all depends what you need, what you use, need or not need. The good new is that linux advance faster than the other OS, so one problem for one user last year might have disappeared already today.