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Tectonic: The Vendor Mafia's Linux Vendetta

Oct 28, 2005, 20:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Norwood-Young)

"I've just written a little script that finds all the television channels for a TV card on Linux. It uses the ivtv driver, which is a community-written open source device driver that supports the Hauppage range of cards.

"When I finished my script, it dawned on me that this wouldn't happen to a Windows user. If the Hauppage card came without Windows drivers, without a tuner and without an automatic channel finder, absolutely no-one would buy it..."

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