Linked by Dedoimedo on Thu 17th Mar 2011 23:17 UTC
Debian and its clones Writing about Debian is not a simple thing. You know it's the giant that has spawned pretty much every other distro out there. It's almost like a Roman Empire, almost a taboo. Furthermore, it's not a desktop distro per se. It's more sort of a template you use to build your platform. It's also a SOHO server distro, therefore it more fits into the business category, comparable to CentOS and similar.
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nej_simon
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2011-02-11

Serious question: Why? Why in today's world where even Windows of all things has out-of-the-box support for virtually every wireless chipset in existence ...


Windows has quite good support for wifi-adpaters but it certainly doesn't support "every wireless chipset in existence". Linux has good support as well, at least if you're using some distro like Ubuntu that bundles non-free firmwares and drivers.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I said "virtually every", and I was referring to Windows 7, the current version ("today's world"). I know even 7 doesn't support ALL hardware but in the past year I've found it to support wireless cards from Atheros, RaLink, Intel, and Broadcom without the need for additional drivers. I think that covers nearly all the major chipset manufacturers.

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