Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Feb 2010 19:06 UTC, submitted by diegocg
KDE And there we are, the KDE team has released KDE Software Compilation 4.4, formerly known as, well, KDE. Major new features include social networking and online collaboration integration, the new netbook interface, the KAuth authentication framework, and a lot more.
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KAMiKAZOW
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2005-07-06

Lexmark printers are mainstream, are they supported? How about the iphone?


Are you just incapable to use Google or is this a lame attempt at trolling?
According to http://www.openprinting.org/printer_list.cgi?make=Lexmark the majority of Lexmark printers work on Linux and iPhones work with Linux, too, according to http://marcansoft.com/blog/2009/10/iphone-syncing-on-linux/

OTOH iPhones don't really seem to work at all on 64bit Windows:
http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20/2007/06/30/iphone-not-comp...
http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/3358/windows_7_64_bi...

If you are picking hardware for your lame "proofs" that Linux is bad and Windows is great, pick hardware that works with Windows.

Out of curiosity I was wondering if anyone has had any success with Linux on a laptop I might buy. Hmm what do you know, wireless problems:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1364651

According to http://mgsimon.de/2010/01/17/linux-notebook-p50ij-von-asus-im-test/ and http://ixsoft.de/cgi-bin/web_store.cgi?ref=Products/de/ASSO008LHW-4... (German) that notebook can be bought with Linux preinstalled.

Let's try another laptop I was looking at, the Toshiba Satellite M505D-S497. Hmm look at this poor ACPI support:
http://laptopforums.toshiba.com/t5/Open-Topic/Linux/td-p/58737;jses...

Seriously? You are complaining that a manufacturer that produces notebooks that don't even work properly with Windows has problems with Linux? To quote from the very same page:
"Also I will like to know how can I get the 3G Wan connection working under windows, (...) it does not connect or even get any cell phone signal from my GSM provider, under windows 7."
Looks more like Toshiba notebooks ship with broken hardware that doesn't work in whatever OS.


So the worst case it is unsupported and the second worst case is that you have to download and compile the drivers, right?

Bullsh*t. Nobody compiles drivers these days. Why should anyone? FOSS drivers are shipped with the distributions -- just get a recent one.
Proprietary drivers may require to be downloaded separately, but they are proprietary... that means closed source. You can't compile a closed source driver yourself. :-p

Your attempts at trolling are so lame, it's very funny.

Every printer at best buy will work with Windows.

For how long? Will there be Windows 8 drivers?

Every laptop will work with Windows. The same can't be said for Linux so I find your comparison to be rather disingenuous.

Of course they'll work with Linux.
Or do you see any laptop at Best Buy that does not have a chipset by Intel, AMD/ATI, or NVidia these days?
Those three companies all develop FOSS chipset drivers directly in the Linux kernel repository. AMD/ATI and Nvidia additionally provide closed-source GPU drivers. AMD/ATI also has very well working FOSS drivers.

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