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PCLinuxOS Launching Hardware Certification Program

Apr 25, 2007, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Sanders)

"The PCLinuxOS Hardware Database collects user-submitted reports on the compatibility of various hardware with the PCLinuxOS distribution. Now its founder has announced a plan to begin a hardware certification program for personal computer manufacturers.

"The certification team plans to test computer models with the latest version of the distribution and, if it proves compatible, allow the manufacturer to add a 'Certified--Works with PCLinusOS' label to the computer's packaging. Initially, the team plans to perform certification testing without vendor participation and report results unsolicited to manufacturers..."

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