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LWN: LhD [Linux Hardware Database]: Supporting Resellers who Support Linux

Apr 23, 2000, 05:15 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Linux Hardware Database (www.linhardware.com), the premiere resource for Linux hardware ratings, drivers and support, announced the launch of its "LhD: Rated Linux Compatible" program for hardware resellers. The program is intended to help hardware component and systems resellers provide Linux support and compatibility ratings through their existing web storefronts."

"LhD aims to help both large and small hardware resellers remove the guesswork from buying, installing and supporting hardware devices under Linux. The LhD: Rated Linux Compatible program provides resellers with dynamically updated Linux compatibility scores based on data collected through The Linux Hardware Database and its partner sites. Like the Linux kernel itself, the LhD: Rated Linux Compatible scores are driven by the Linux community. Product ratings come from actual Linux users who contribute product satisfaction reports and configuration suggestions to LhD."

"Finding hardware devices to use under Windows is trivial. Support and drivers are either provided by Microsoft or the hardware manufacturer. However, Linux requires a community driven support and compatibility rating system. LhD provides a comprehensive Linux hardware support resource and user-driven rating system. The LhD: Rated Linux Compatible program extends the reach of LhD to help resellers provide Linux support to their customers."

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