"Most computer hardware vendors cover their hardware interface
in a veil of legally-enforced secrecy. This means GNU/Linux driver
programmers often have to resort to reverse engineering and
experimentation when developing support for new peripherals."
"Fortunately, there are corners of the Internet where this
information has been compiled and organized, making it easier for
Linux users to solve their PC problems. One such resource is
ZDNet's Linux Hardware Database ... the LhD
"The front page of LhD shows the site's three major aspects. The
left side of the page carries the LhD database sorted by equipment
type (notebooks, CD burner, etc.). There are also links to
(surprise) ZDNet's "Linux Resource Center." The center of the page
contains a search engine, along with information on adding to the
site. The right side of the page links to relevant articles on
other Web sites (upgrade guides, product reviews, etc.). While not
revolutionary, the layout is familiar and easy to navigate."
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