It would appear that in the process of installing Windows, Microsoft has destroyed my Linux partition. I am not happy about this and am considering setting all computers everywhere on fire.

A couple years ago, I was dual booting OS X and Linux and OS X did the same thing. Why are Apple and Microsoft so terrible at building OSes that just sit quietly on their own hard drives and don't fuck with the rest of my computer?

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"why use Linux on the desktop, it is a shitshow" and yet

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Phew. It looks like Windows didn't destroy the entire drive, it just destroyed the EFI system partition that the bootloader was relying on. Because the windows install failed because the M.2 drive slot is dead. So I can reinstall Windows with the M.2 drive moved, and use it's ESP for Linux, and hopefully get running again.

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Using this opportunity to give KDE Plasma another shake. Working through fun and exciting things like what might be causing this font corruption.

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@robjloranger I switched to vertical earlier this year and it's been great for how I work, since I usually have one screen with "priority" (with work or a game) and one screen that is "accessory" (showing a video or social or documentation). Side-by-side doesn't support that well, but this layout has a very clear delineation. And it supports ultrawide very well.

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