if you want linux gaming, and you do not use nvidia, you just hurt yourself tho. its the only hardware, where you may even gain some fps, but usually dont lose more than 5 between the same rig with windows…
but i wouldnt want a gaming laptop anyway.
i have intel since i stopped playing on linux. unfortunately, the intel isnt strong enough for playing SC, but it does run ![:)](<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/001j.png “:)”) and is strong enough to run the 2d desktop in 3d, which is sooo much better nowadays, than the old 2d stuff.
the hdmi usually is fine nowadays, except the pain it needed until all different multihead solutions got interoperable, so i think it was a more general problem over the years, really. actually i switched to kde neon from buntu, because the kubuntu packages had horrible problems when i disconnected my hdmi last time, and over the years, i just got used to the fact, that sometimes, the drivers come fast into the kernel, but the real pain seems to come from distro setups and especially on laptops, acpi scripts.
i started linux around the millenium, the way has been hard and full of errors.
as for windows - they can spy on me for all i care. all i have there is games, and unity projects. ![:)](<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/001j.png “:)”)
oh but dont think, i love kde that much that i have to use all the qt stuff, i am a pragmatist
i mean e.g. krita is awful. to be honest, i love kde for its base toolset, and the settle beauty (while i find fluxbox horribly overartsy kitsch sry, but xfce i also love, and is usually the alternative for me on low spec systems), but neither the koffice nor kdevelop or krita ever made me dance. maybe the fact that kwrite sometimes can edit pdfs. and krita supported my bamboo one. but none of them can be relied to in production except you want to use your time to google bugs. it was painful, but i learned to live with gimps multiwindow setup instead. also it also works on windows well.
kmail and kdenlive however are gorgeous, and while there are for sure a lot of good email clients, no other video cutting software had as many actually working features under linux, as kdenlive. even if also that is buggy as hell.
the slack: cmon it was a joke. i am a grown up guy from the slashdotter generation, gentoo, arch and slackware are distros that of course have my youthful admiration and deepest respect, but i dont have time today anymore for this, i want aptitude and .deb packages. but when i was young, i was masochistic enough to compile even openoffice, and fail on the second day. the disappointment after 2 days was unforgettable. for 2 days when people came into my room, the cool gentoo rig was compiling all over the screen, and they called me neo from the matrix. still in the end, i just installed the binaries ![:p](<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/004.png “:p”) grumbling and in silence. i noticed all my old linux buddies nowadays either are fedora or some debian flavor. i find it funny, since some of them hated exactly the distro they ended up using now the longest lol.
kinda miss the good old SuSE vs. mandrake times, every month one of them as CD on some magazine claiming the end of windows…
i was sceptical about buntu, but to be honest, since buntu, i know ppl using linux who cant operate a shell. and in the end, without those ppl also being able to use it, the year of the linux desktop is not arriving ![:)](<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/001j.png “:)”)
what u guys do?