Linked by Dedoimedo on Thu 17th Mar 2011 23:17 UTC
Debian and its clones Writing about Debian is not a simple thing. You know it's the giant that has spawned pretty much every other distro out there. It's almost like a Roman Empire, almost a taboo. Furthermore, it's not a desktop distro per se. It's more sort of a template you use to build your platform. It's also a SOHO server distro, therefore it more fits into the business category, comparable to CentOS and similar.
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You may be interested to know that current versions of the Linux kernel have built in support for virtually all wired network chipsets out there, as well as many of the most popular wireless cards today.

That's great and all, but what about everything else? Do they have the equivalent of a package manager for hardware, where you can hit a website, have it scan your machine, and give you a list (with download links) for all the drivers you need? That's what does on Windows.

Granted, it costs like $30 a year, but if you're the default tech support for friends/family like I am, it pays for itself the very first time you use it ;)

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