Linux.com: Linux Hardware ResourcesNov 07, 2000, 22:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Richardson)
"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 (http://www.linhardware.com)...."
"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."