Linked by Rahul on Sun 2nd Nov 2008 19:24 UTC
Linux Greg Kroah-Hartman is a longtime developer of the Linux kernel, known for his work maintaining USB drivers. O'Reilly Media recently interviewed Greg about his claim that the Linux kernel now supports more devices than any other operating system ever has, as well as why binary-only drivers are illegal, and how the kernel development process works. "I went and asked every single hardware manufacturer, the big guys that ship the boxes, Dell, IBM, HP--what do you ship that isn't supported by Linux? They came back with nothing. Everything is supported by Linux. If you have a device that isn't supported by Linux that's being shipped today, let me know.". If you would like to take up Greg KH on his claim, his email address is greg AT
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oh yeah ?
by Tom Janowitz on Mon 3rd Nov 2008 22:52 UTC
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Try this:
Leadtek WinFast PxPVR2200 PCI-Ex1 (cx23885). I've got it for over a year now. Still waiting. Almost without hope for proper support. On windows it at least just works. Debian lenny w/ 2.6.26-1-amd64 here.

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RE: oh yeah ?
by cyclops on Mon 3rd Nov 2008 23:21 in reply to "oh yeah ?"
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No PCI-E TV cards are supported. I know this because I didn't buy one of those. That said there are TV cards that are XP/XP media center and Vista only TV Cards.

...but then on Linux you can record what you want, rather than Vista with blocks recording. Or use say software that improves over time rather than is stuck in a timeloop with your OS

The thing is though once these are supported...all based on these cards will be supported for like forever, and something like a TV card albeit the things are peanuts once you have bought one thats it.

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RE[2]: oh yeah ?
by Tom Janowitz on Tue 4th Nov 2008 08:48 in reply to "RE: oh yeah ?"
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So in other words - all devices are supported on Linux ... except those that aren't ? ;)

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