Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 10th Apr 2007 19:24 UTC, submitted by Charl P. Botha
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "This is a more critical than usual mini-review of Ubuntu Feisty beta on an HP NC8430 laptop. It practically examines some of the problems laptop users will run into when trying to run Feisty on their hardware."
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RE[2]: The only way...
by vikramsharma on Wed 11th Apr 2007 04:19 UTC in reply to "The only way..."
vikramsharma
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2005-07-06

People are too quick to jump the gun and blame lack of driver support on Linux. Wireless doesn't work, or a particular graphics card isn't supported or an audio card is not supported, it's job of the hardware vendor to provide the driver and not the Linux developer. The average Joe customer does not care about that, but that's a different issue. Lack of support from the hardware vendor has forced many a times the Linux developers to reverse engineer and produce crappy drivers, thanks to companies like Broadcom, ATI, etc. Apple or Microsoft have good driver support from the hardware providers hence things work without any (or I should say many) hitches.

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RE[3]: The only way...
by netpython on Wed 11th Apr 2007 09:29 in reply to "RE[2]: The only way..."
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2005-07-06

thanks to companies like Broadcom, ATI, etc. Apple or Microsoft have good driver support from the hardware providers hence things work without any (or I should say many) hitches.

Maybe you are generalising a bit.I have a hauppagge tv-card (bttv module) that's running better with tvtime on linux than with the original vendor driver under windows.

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