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NewsForge: Being Realistic About Linux Hardware Compatibility

Dec 13, 2004, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

"Try installing Windows on Apple or Alpha hardware, then complaining to Microsoft that it doesn't work. You won't get far. In fact, you probably won't even get a reply. And Windows user group people will explain to you that if you want to run Windows, you need to get Windows-compatible hardware. It's the same with GNU/Linux.

"I make sure all hardware I buy is Linux-compatible. My scanner, wireless gear, two digital cameras, webcam, and printer were all chosen at least in part because they work with Linux. Ditto the nVidia graphics card and SoundBlaster Audigy cards in my desktop.

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