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LWN: LhD [Linux Hardware Database]: Supporting Resellers who Support Linux

“Linux Hardware Database (www.linhardware.com), the
premiere resource for Linux hardware ratings, drivers and support,
announced the launch of its “LhD: Rated Linux Compatible”
program for hardware resellers.
The program is intended to
help hardware component and systems resellers provide Linux support
and compatibility ratings through their existing web
storefronts.”

“LhD aims to help both large and small hardware resellers remove
the guesswork from buying, installing and supporting hardware
devices under Linux. The LhD: Rated Linux Compatible program
provides resellers with dynamically updated Linux compatibility
scores based on data collected through The Linux Hardware Database
and its partner sites. Like the Linux kernel itself, the LhD: Rated
Linux Compatible scores are driven by the Linux community. Product
ratings come from actual Linux users who contribute product
satisfaction reports and configuration suggestions to LhD.”

“Finding hardware devices to use under Windows is trivial.
Support and drivers are either provided by Microsoft or the
hardware manufacturer. However, Linux requires a community driven
support and compatibility rating system. LhD provides a
comprehensive Linux hardware support resource and user-driven
rating system. The LhD: Rated Linux Compatible program extends the
reach of LhD to help resellers provide Linux support to their
customers.”

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