Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Nov 2011 23:38 UTC, submitted by sb56637
SuSE, openSUSE And another popular Linux distribution pushes a new release out the door. This time around, it's openSUSE, as they just released version 12.1. Other than the usual latest and greatest version of all the open source desktops and associated tools, there's a few other interesting tidbits in this release as well.
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RE: in summary
by avgalen on Fri 18th Nov 2011 17:38 UTC in reply to "in summary"
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a) No, we are not complaining that OBSCURE pieces of hardware aren't working. We are complaining that perfectly normal and common pieces of hardware aren't working (Intel ICH5R comes to mind immediately, Intel 945 on Suse was mentioned). But most importantly, we are complaining that hardware that IS working on Windows is NOT working on Linux.
[copy/paste]I will repeat it one more time: OUT OF THE BOX Windows might or might not support the hardware, but there is always a driver-cd, windows update driver or a driver on the manufacturers website so you WILL get ALL your hardware working.
OUT OF THE BOX Linux might or might not support the hardware, by searching online or adding alternative repositories (binary drivers) you can add some more driver support but I have NEVER gotten ALL hardware working

b/c) No, the complaint wasn't that the installer couldn't partition 27 partitions according to what he had in his mind. The complaint was that the installer crashed in several modes and when it finally wanted to work it messed up the partitioning!

d) don't mark a product as final when it isn't stable

e) so I can download and watch porn without having to be afraid of viruses ;)

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RE[2]: in summary
by unclefester on Fri 18th Nov 2011 21:07 in reply to "RE: in summary"
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How can you possibly blame Linux because Intel doesn't provide drivers?

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RE[3]: in summary
by avgalen on Fri 18th Nov 2011 21:49 in reply to "RE[2]: in summary"
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I am not blaming Linux, I am just trying to use it, seeing that my hardware doesn't work, trying to find some way to make it work and eventually have to give up on Linux.
This isn't a matter of blaming Linux. It is a matter of "too bad, doesn't work on my hardware, back to Windows".

and Intel IS making drivers for lots of their hardware. They also DID make drivers for the ICH5R and Linux and then the kernel changed so much that "softraid" basically became impossible. Not going to go through that piece of history now but it wasn't pretty. Intel also did make drivers for the 945 but as somebody mentioned they work on some dists, but not on others

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