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".
Thread beginning with comment 357842
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Now, be honest, please.
by Liquidator on Thu 9th Apr 2009 17:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Now, be honest, please."
Liquidator
Member since:
2007-03-04

I'm dubious with such a good hardware support on a computer with Linux (unless you carefully picked your hardware beforehand).

Reply Parent Score: 2

Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Really? Why? It's perfectly unexpected these days. Even Wireless support is pretty good these days. I'm using a HP laptop which I bought with Windows Vista pre-installed, I installed Ubuntu 8.04 on it as soon as I got it home and it's all working. I didn't even try to be picky about the hardware much as I was confident that it would work.

Look, even Syllable stands a pretty good chance of working on an average PC these days, let alone Linux!

Reply Parent Score: 3

Melvin_01 Member since:
2009-03-24

Yes it is tru Ubuntu has a waaay looong device support list.

My Acer Aspire 5050-5410 works 100% out of the box. The only problem is that I have to enable some extra audio channels in order to hear it properly, but what the hell is a laptop and I never use it for multimedia!

My Gateway GT5676 - 100%

Friend's ex-Windows PC - 100%

Linux has reached a critical mass and almost everything has Linux support.

Note: Everything from the mayor players from the industry (HP, Dell, Acer, Intel, ATI, AMD, Nvidia etc.) has Linux support... all this without popping a Driver CD.

Reply Parent Score: 3