However, the acid test for me with Linux is simple - how well does it handle multimedia (i.e. what happens when I stick one of my cd's loaded with mp3 files into the CD-ROM)?
I insert disc. No auto-run. Ok - didn't expect it. I open up the file K file browser. I click on an mp3 file. It appears to start a cd player of some kind but nothing happens. I push the play button - nothing happens.
Ok - I'll try a stand-alone player. I try using one of the CD players that came with this distro - doesn't work. Ok - eject cd-rom and start over. Nope - won't let go. Try using gui to eject - nothing happens. As root, do 'eject cdrom' - nope - get I/O error of some kind.
Yep - same old Linux. It still can't effing touch BeOS in the multimedia department, and BeOS hasn't had a release in over 2 years. I mean COME ON PEOPLE!
So, it's back to Windows for games, BeOS for multimedia and Linux for programming. Sigh...