After just over two weeks using only Ubuntu Linux for all my day-to-day computing needs, I am back to Windows. I don’t know what happened for sure, only that ATI does a terrible job of writing Linux drivers for their graphics cards. As I mentioned before, there is only one thing that does not work properly in Linux: dual monitors, which I use when I am at work.
So, for the time being, I am stuck using Windows again when I am at the office, and Ubuntu Linux everywhere else. It’s too bad. Now, when I use Windows, I really resent it for the long start-up and shut-down times, the bogged-down performance, and the behavioral quirks.
The upside is that the next version of Ubuntu will be out within the month, and promises improved built-in monitor management. Whether this will make up for ATI’s shortcomings remains to be seen. In the meantime, I will try not to buy a new laptop just so I can have a graphics card that works properly.