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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RE: Now, be honest, please.
by Vanders on Thu 9th Apr 2009 16:58 UTC in reply to "Now, be honest, please."
Vanders
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Ubuntu does NOT work with a number of peripherals that I have. I doesn't work with my DVB-T board Terratec Cynergy HT PCI. It doesn't work with my Canon LBP2900P. It doesn't work with my Plustek scanner and it doesn't work either with my Dazzle DV Editor board.


Great, but I can also name hardware that doesn't have Windows drivers: it was a huge problem with Vista, and still is a problem for some users. It's swings and roundabouts, but what Conanical have said is certainly not FUD.

It's not untrue to say that Linux has more drivers available out of the box, and it's more likely to support average consumer hardware, which a lot of the kit you list isn't.

By the way, are you sure about that Canon LBP2900: http://openprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=Canon-LBP-2900

Edited 2009-04-09 17:00 UTC

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