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People Who've Never Run Linux Shouldn't Write About Linux

Dec 28, 2007, 01:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rea Maor)

"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..."

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