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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RE[2]: Very true
by Morgan on Sat 12th Nov 2005 00:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Very true"
Morgan
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2005-06-29

Did you actually read what I wrote? I wasn't talking about basic out-of-the-box support. I cited a specific example of Linux drivers for one device actually exceeding the capabilities of and more correctly utilizing the hardware than the device manufacturer's Windows driver. In other words, the device in question worked better in Linux than in Windows. While that may not always be the case, it is very nice when it does happen.

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