Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Aug 2009 09:21 UTC
Windows Last week we talked about what Linux (well, okay, X) could learn from Windows Vista and Windows 7, focusing on the graphics stack. A short article over at TechWorld lists seven things Windows 7 should learn from the Linux world. Some of them are spot-on, a few are nonsensical, and of course, and I'm sure you have a few to add too.
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RE: a bit of everything
by NicePics13 on Wed 19th Aug 2009 12:03 UTC in reply to "a bit of everything"
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Huawei's 3G dongles have the required Windows drivers stored in their flash rom.

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Huawei's Dongles
by wjscott on Wed 19th Aug 2009 13:21 in reply to "RE: a bit of everything"
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2009-05-16

You may still need to install the Motherboard Drivers first for USB, as Windows 7 RC1 didn't detect my Intel drivers. Thom is right about Ubuntu and printers.

I think the article implies that driver accountability lies with the Operating System and not people digging in driver forums so much.

UNIX and Linux were always great at detecting wired networking cards, but needed ndiswrapper for Windows wireless cards.
OpenBSD managed to rewrite wireless driver code for security flawed version 4.
I love OpenBSD's code auditing scheme, but Microsoft seems to extract bits of BSD for it subsystems and not know the base system. Why doesn't it extend its own network auditing system to programming and clean it up? KISS principle.

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