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SearchOpenSource: Linux Desktop Driver Woes: Laying Blame, Lobbying, Coping

Oct 18, 2006, 21:45 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford, MiMi Yeh)

[ Thanks to Jane Walker for this link. ]

"Driver support is a sore spot, a very sore spot, for any organization using or considering a migration to Linux desktops. It's a pain for longtime Linux users too. In fact, many Linux desktop advocates, users and user wannabes say it is a rock-hard barrier to adoption.

"Consider Dennis Bolay of Bolay Mobilecom, who successfully moved his business from Microsoft Office to open source OpenOffice 2.0 on Windows XP, but failed in his attempt to switch his business desktops to Linux. He tried a couple of distributions, and Ubuntu, in particular, worked well. But Ubuntu didn't work with his Linksys wireless cards. He's had to stick with XP..."

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