The State Of Linux Desktop Functionality
Sep 16, 2009, 16:34 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Despite vendors such as Edimax and Intel providing
chipsets that actually work well with Linux, the interest of poorly
supported chipsets provided by Broadcom (among others) continues to
frustrate new Linux users on a daily basis. In the eyes of some
developers, this line of thinking is called progress.
"We see developers wanting to be fair to people who are too
cheap to simply drop $20-something on a device that can be
supported very well out of the box. Popular support for poorly
supported chipsets is a false ideal that will continue to hold back
Linux on notebooks each and every day in my honest opinion.
"I use nothing but Edimax (Linux supported models) dongles and
Intel integrated wireless devices. Needless to say, I do not have
connectivity issues. And I left netbooks out of this point due to
the fact that they also fall into the integrated wireless arena.
They, too, use compatible wireless hardware."
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