Greg Kroah-Hartman is a longtime developer of the Linux kernel, known for his work maintaining USB drivers. O’Reilly Media recently interviewed Greg about his claim that the Linux kernel now supports more devices than any other operating system ever has, as well as why binary-only drivers are illegal, and how the kernel development process works.
“I went and asked every single hardware manufacturer, the big guys that ship the boxes, Dell, IBM, HP–what do you ship that isn’t supported by Linux? They came back with nothing. Everything is supported by Linux. If you have a device that isn’t supported by Linux that’s being shipped today, let me know.”.
If you would like to take up Greg KH on his claim, his email address is greg AT kroah.com
It’s not about how many devices you support. It’s about how well you support them, and how easy it is to get that support working.