People Who've Never Run Linux Shouldn't Write About Linux
Dec 28, 2007, 01:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rea Maor)
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"The title of this post occurred to me when I read the post Our
Linux Dream. Somehow, even though people get the idea that
specialized fields require some experience in that field before you
can say anything intelligent about it, people hear the word 'Linux'
for the first time, Google it long enough to see Tux the penguin,
and go 'OK, I'm qualified now.' To go through that list of
Linux-dream items one by one...
"1. A website where we can tell if a piece of hardware is
compatible with Linux.--We have that. It's called the Hardware
Compatibility List and it's referred to as 'HCL' throughout the
Linux Questions site. I've gone so far as to use online access from
the computer store to check it, with the graphics card I want to
buy in hand..."