Technologies Holding Back the Linux Desktop
Dec 01, 2009, 18:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In the past these hurdles have been attributed to familiarity,
legacy Windows software and even a lack of a perceived
collaborative effort from a business standpoint. Based on my own
experience however, there may actually be issues that come up for
new users before even hitting any of these hurdles.
"In this article, I'll exploring some of the challenges that I
feel are indisputable headaches, while also offering possible
"Atheros, Intel and Ralink: each company provides decent Linux
wireless for the most part, despite running into occasional bugs.
Despite the level of support shown from each, it still frustrates
me that wireless options like Broadcom wireless remains the gold
standard in most notebook computers sold today.
"Even with the hard work that has gone into providing support
for these problematic wireless chipsets thanks to projects like
b43, most people still find that they are relying on NDISWrapper
and windows drivers anyway."