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Is Linux Currently at a Fundamental Disadvantage Owing to How Computers Are Set

Jul 31, 2008, 03:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Greg Laden)

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"...there is a pretty complicated relationship between hardware and software. Recently it was discovered that some new Seagate hard drives would not work with Linux because of a strange interaction between the system and the hardware. This got fixed, but it is an example of unexpected results when any redesign (in hardware or software) occurs. I have not installed a windows system in a long time, but in the past I have installed many, and there have been times when I've had to swap out hardware to get Windows to install or to work properly."

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