I've been forced to use for the last few days to let Dell debug a hardware issue. It's seriously increasing my stress level. People say that Linux is buggy, but I've had wayyy more bugs in 10 than on

- bluetooth speaker stopped working. Nothing in the settings helped, had to unpair then pair
- explorer.exe crashed when unplugging a monitor
- Touchpad drivers in my old laptop used to fail randomly, losing support for multi-touch - which means no right clicking or scrolling

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- All terminals are unusable: powershell takes ages to open, git's minGW doesn't even
- not a bug, but 6 RESTARTS NEEDED TO INSTALL! Crazy. Every update or program installation also needs a restart, too

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on Linux:
- Wifi being unreliable, not a problem on the new laptop
- The screen sometimes stays blank after unlocking the PC
- Screen tearing: only on Ubuntu, not a problem on Manjaro. Fixed by changing an X,org setting to enable a workaround

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@rubenwardy Do you use Intel graphics? I also had that unlocking problem. The solution was using the uxa acceleration. Just add "AccelMethod" "uxa" as option to the Device section in your xorg.conf.

@mase I do, thanks for the tip! Fixing it was on my back burner, I suspected that it would be something like this :)

@rubenwardy I think in general Windows has more bugs, but Linux has more critical (yet fixable) bugs (like things straight up not working).

"just works" Desktop OS Tier List:
1. Mac
2. Linux
3. Windows

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