posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 12:06 PM
It's a sad and torrid tale. I started with Windows 98, you have to have an install Floppy with CD drivers on it, and the ability to format the drive.
Slow and unreliable, I happily went to Windows 98 SE, and ran it it for several years. Much faster, and I was able to install the Windows ME defragger
and several other tools that made my life easier. I finally upgraded to ME, and it was a POS from the start. I happily accepted a copy of Windows
2000, which I ran for several years. XP had just came out when I first tried Ubuntu. After that, I was hooked on Unix operating systems. I ran Fedora
for years, it seems, started with FC6, and went up from there.
Then one day, not long ago, I upgraded to a brand new motherboard. This one:
Nvidia onboard graphics on this baby, and Fedora did not like it. the screen would flash, and installing the Nvidia drivers was a pain in the booty. I
had tried and ran PC Linix OS a few times, until the so called "big upgrade" when KDE-4 came out, so I left it, but with this Nvidia problem, I
downloaded and installed the newest version of PCL 2011 KDE and have been running it for several months now without a single problem The Nvidia
drivers were installed by default, and work beautifully, even with desktop effects, if you desire these. I personally do not. Happy surfing!