Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Apr 2009 14:28 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has struck back at claims made by Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc about Windows' success in netbooks compared to Linux. Most of the claims made by LeBlanc are refuted quite accurately by Canonical's Chris Kenyon in a blog post titled "Microsoft, FUD and the netbook market".
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RE[2]: Now, be honest, please.
by Liquidator on Thu 9th Apr 2009 17:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Now, be honest, please."
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You probably mean the ARM architecture...Seriously, other than technicians, who really uses or needs this support? There's no advantage at all IMO.

I think I wouldn't care if Windows didn't ship with any driver at all. After all, as you said, drivers are outdated on Windows, and you can find these drivers on the manufacturor's web site. Not having a central location to get drivers is not a problem at all, it even gives manufacturers more freedom (remember the nag screen saying the manufacturer hasn't paid the tax and therefore is not verified - use at your own risk).

I'm always amazed to see people not having hardware compatibility issues with Linux...I mean...There are so many threads of new users complaining on Linux forums that their peripheral isn't recognized, and some other senior users sometimes saying they are out of luck, or sometimes asking to recompile the kernel with a beta-quality module...It's a terrible experience for a new user who wants to use his existing hardware.

For me, some hardware doesn't work out of the box on Windows either. But I don't care, I just go to the manufacturer's web site. At least I have a solution. This is not the case with Ubuntu. If it doesn't work out of the box, it won't work.

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