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Duke of URL: Linux Buyer's Guide #2

Jul 01, 2000, 21:14 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Things have changed-and only in a month. Winmodems are now more widely supported with the drivers from Linmodems.org, the Voodoo5 drivers are on the horizon, NVidia has released another series of reference drivers, Matrox is planning G450 support for Linux at its release."

"Less than a year ago, very little was on the horizon for Linux. Hardware manufacturers were not convinced Linux would bring them a return on their investment in drivers. The open source community built some excellent drivers over this last year which may have not been as good as their Windows counterparts, but they were certainly functional and showed the corporations that people use Linux and people use their products on Linux."

"With new technologies like XFree86 4.0, ATA-100 support and KDE 2.0 on the horizon, Linux is starting to look more and more a next-generation operating system every day. While all of these technologies have not fully developed, there can be a strong case for and against Linux's lack of maturity."

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