Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 28th Oct 2007 03:48 UTC
Linux "I recently read this article about how the Linux device driver project needs more work to do. I pondered this for awhile, and came to a realization. While Linux still does indeed lack drivers for some hardware, I believe that the lack of drivers is no longer the largest technological obstacle to Linux adoption. The thing Linux needs to focus mostly on now is completeness, not quantity, of hardware support." Read on.
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RE[6]: I agree and I add a thing
by polaris20 on Tue 30th Oct 2007 13:55 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I agree and I add a thing"
polaris20
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2005-07-06

I am a recording musician (also do studio work for local musicians) and trying to get Linux running for pro audio is a major PITA, and more or less useless to me when compared with the tools available for Windows and OSX.

Even with getting an interface working properly, the software available just plain sucks compared to Windows/OSX.

Again, this isn't Linux's fault, but rather lack of support from the manufacturers.

I don't think it'll ever happen though, because of the wide variation of distros available. They're afraid to support so much diversity in an OS.

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WarpKat Member since:
2006-02-06

[quote]I don't think it'll ever happen though, because of the wide variation of distros available. They're afraid to support so much diversity in an OS.[!quote]

No - it simply doesn't fit into every company's bottom line.

Call it "white-collar ignorance."

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