Gah.  What a come-down.  Faced with the need for a PC that just works, in a boring, reliable, not-have-to-think-about-it sort of fashion, I’ve reverted to using XP, at least for now. Not what I intended.

I console myself that all my applications are the same Open Source offerings, it’s just the platform that’s changed, but it doesn’t really help.

[SHAME]