Linked by Mike Martin on Mon 14th Jul 2003 17:42 UTC
Linux After reading yet another "why Linux is not ready for the desktop" article/discussion, I decided that, as someone who uses Linux exclusively at home, its about time I wrote my response to the attitudes expressed. I have been using Linux since January 1999 (Red Hat 5.2 off of a cover disc).
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remember when you talk about hardware...
by bogey on Tue 15th Jul 2003 01:30 UTC

A lot of the GNU/Linux beefs are hardware oriented. It doesn't just work with an [old laptop, newest interface, video card,my webcam, etc].

Remember though, as long as hardware standards are closed, this will be the case. If you make a _LONG_TERM_ move to GNU/Linux, you start buying things that are supported. You buy Nvidia cards, etc. Then, when you pop in (fill in fav distro), it just works.

By the way, Windows doesn't _JUST_WORK_ with my non-windows partition. And in the days when I used that OS for more than gaming, I often had to get drivers off a companies website. It's not GNU/Linux's fault that many companies aren't writing Linux drivers. But they won't see any $ from GNU/Linux users until someone supports their hardware on our platform.

-b