I've been using Ubuntu as my desktop Linux for so long now, I've forgotten the olden days. The early days. The fighting-with-XFree86-Configs days. The recompile-your-kernel-to-add-a-driver days. The window-manager-setup days. The printer battles. The audio battles.

We've come a long way. Not just Ubuntu, either, I mean any desktop distro.

I'm amazed how usable it all is, now I've returned after a few years away. Although I _was_ running Slackware before, to be fair. But now - now there are grumbles, but no more or less than I have with any other OS.
一色いろは @wzqtparor

When I started to use Linux initially, XFree86 had no mature inputmethod framework yet. We used various tricks to make applications support non-latin characters.
@6gain @twylo

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Like, embedded images and secret codes?

We used LD_PRELOAD to hijack display function of applications, so they could show double-byte characters, like hanzi and kanji.