Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Nov 2009 17:57 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu At the Ubuntu Developer Summit, which took place last week, it was announced that the next release of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, version 10.04, will no longer carry the GIMP in its default installation. This actually touches upon somethin I've been wanting to talk about, a problem that plagues both Linux and Mac OS X: Paint.NET is Windows-only.
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oiaohm
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2009-05-30

Where do you get the data to support that claim? That is a super easy thing to say and super difficult to substantiate or disprove.

For example, name an adapter that has a Linux driver and not a Windows driver. The number would be zero, or vanishingly close to it.

You got that backwards. Linux can use windows drivers so almost zero is the case that you cannot get a driver of some form for the device. There are 6 http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/ndiswrapper/index.php?title=C...

And out of those 6 almost all of them work with native Linux drivers.

Killer nic onboard. Tile cards http://www.tilera.com/products/TILExpress20G.php Note these cards are no OS no go having windows drivers talking to these cards not OS loaded with something is waste of time. Linux is the firmware and Linux has the drivers to there nics. Ok you mean items that Windows can install on not just be a slave to so not your adsl modems either. Ok what about snapdragon's opps that is a arm processor decent versions of windows don't install there either.

There is a huge number of chipsets Windows does not have drivers for at all. Answer is not zero. Windows users like claiming it is.

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