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Linux...you're so close, yet still so far from actually being usable.
Exactly. The thing that drives me nuts about Linux is that to get something working, I have to spend more time figuring out the right sudo command, the right package to install because the command is missing, the right compiler to install because the package doesn't have the right binary distro for the version of the OS, the right dependencies to install because the package source gets the latest which has some API changes with the package source as it was last "maintained", and if I'm lucky enough to build it, basically start back at square one with googling and taking random shots in a dark black hole to figure out the right esoteric (you need to be Rudolf Steiner so you can ask the dead for help) OS configuration file/command/parameter/parameter switches to set up, at which point I've forgotten about the problem I was trying to solve and just go back to my nice W10 (did I say that) and C# projects.
Why don't you just install windows 7? If home cinema is all the use you do to that machine, you should have no problems if you don't get more updates.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
Could I please make a few representations for the defence? It's not surprising that a PC built to run Windows does not run Linux as efficiently. Also, it takes two to network, if Linux doesn't network well with Windows it's equally true that Windows does not network well with Linux. As for the final statement, 'Linux...you're so close, yet still so far from actually being usable.' How can you explain that, according to Wikipedia, 'Linux has the largest installed base of all general-purpose operating systems. Linux is also the leading operating system on servers and other big iron systems such as mainframe computers'?
That middle finger salute is laughable. Nvidia is a money making corporation, it is not a charity foundation. They have no obligation to make drivers for open source OS, which gives them zero income. They have workers who have families to be fed.
Perhaps go back to an older Ubuntu with the unity shell?
I've been thinking about that. Perhaps something that was current at the time the latest Linux drivers for my video chipset came out. Maybe I'll do that if the system (now back on Windows 10) starts running into errors installing updates again...
It's important though in this case that I use something lightweight. Unity is all but that.