Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Nov 2005 19:01 UTC, submitted by Inhibit
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "One of the often cited reasons for not switching away from MS Windows is it's breadth of commodity hardware support. The argument often goes something like this: 'Since Windows supports all the hardware I have why would I want to risk it not working under Linux? It's better to continue to use what I know will work.' While that may be true in and of itself, I'm finding this argument to involve a limited outlook."
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XP SP2 has a lspci equivalent
by diegocg on Thu 10th Nov 2005 19:33 UTC
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XP SP2 add a tab in the device properties dialog which allow you to get the PCI ID of the device that you get in lspci - it doesn't gives you the hardware manufacturer's name though, but you can look up it in internet or even in the linux's pci id list.

it also allows you to see interesting info about the devices, like the filters installed in a given CD unit. Useful stuff.

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