Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Apr 2009 14:28 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has struck back at claims made by Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc about Windows' success in netbooks compared to Linux. Most of the claims made by LeBlanc are refuted quite accurately by Canonical's Chris Kenyon in a blog post titled "Microsoft, FUD and the netbook market".
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When I spec out new hardware, I check the support across platforms. I gave up buying hardware that limited me to a single platform years ago.

In the case of specialty hardware, that may indicate the need for a specialty workstation. Your distro choice of Linux may be as unsuited to audio processing (random guess) as Windows would be to a transparent IDS/IPS or security testing toolkit.

You could also followup with your hardware vendors asking why they only support one or two platforms. They could have support for there hardware written at no cost to them beyond providing the interface specs so "we don't have budget to write drivers" is not an excuse.

The only way hardware vendors are going to take interest is if the consumer base starts asking more questions. If you honestly want hardware supported across platforms, vote with your wallet and buy hardware from vendors that support choice.

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