Originally Posted by MoodyBlues
I keep seeing comments like this and they truly baffle me.
I've used nothing but *nix for eons, and believe me I do WAY more than just check e-mail or use social sites. I do everything from play games to watch DVDs to create graphics for products to...you name it. I don't get where this gross misconception about Linux comes from.
My assumption is how it used to be. For me ten years ago, getting certain wireless drivers to worked involved this, that, some beer, and cussing. These days its more straightforward. Either install it...or use make, depmod -a, modprobe.
Linux has certainly come a log way, and can do...what....90% or so of all functions now? Give or take.