to a dual-core machine, finally. As a technology and networks researcher (via sociology), an inability to do cutting-edge stuff with my old machine was making it difficult to evaluate emerging circumstances.
This has been the hardest transition in some time to do smoothly. Some of it is PATA->SATA and figuring out the shifts in driver and abstraction layer dependencies, some of it is the switch in architectures, but a huge chunk of it has been freaking ATI Radeon and Xorg.
NVIDIA = just works, especially in Linux, even with the latest kernels and distros
ATI = good luck seeing if you can get it to boot at all, much less 2D, much less 3D
But an ATI X1400 is what’s built into this T60, so I’ve got to get it going. All I have to say is “Fuck you, AMD. In the future, given a choice, I’ll buy Nvidia.”