Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Jan 2006 23:32 UTC
Linux "Linux has made major inroads on servers and in data centers running both open-source and proprietary applications on millions of computers worldwide. We've recently seen the rise of Linux on mobile devices. But the Linux desktop remains elusive. We know it's out there, but it only now seems to be approaching the tipping point."
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RE[2]: What linux needs...
by RawMustard on Mon 16th Jan 2006 09:15 UTC in reply to "RE: What linux needs..."
RawMustard
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2005-10-10

White box makers are not scared of Microsoft, yet they don't offer linux, why?

Because it's a pain in the arse to setup on brand new hardware and existing linux drivers are watered down, lame alternatives to the fully featured, optimised windows drivers.

Nothing will change in the desktop linux world until hardware makers give it the same respect as windows!

That means having some way for the average joe to install a driver and not have to wait for his distro maker to offer it in some deb/rpm file.

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