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OSWeekly: The Future of Hardware Compatibility Lists in Linux

Sep 14, 2006, 00:45 (5 Talkback[s])
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"A while back, I made a comment with regard to how great it would be to have a single, collective HCL (hardware compatibility list) for all of the popular Linux distributions. At the time, I felt very strongly that if we had a one single collective database of hardware that was known to work with the latest distributions, life would be a lot easier.

"For me, the problem is that so many of the HCLs out there are terrible. Either the concept is simply not a priority, or instead, the companies have allowed their efforts of keeping their users up-to-date go downhill..."

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