SearchOpenSource: Linux Desktop Driver Woes: Laying Blame, Lobbying, Coping

[ Thanks to Jane Walker for this link.

“Driver support is a sore spot, a very sore spot, for any
organization using or considering a migration to Linux desktops.
It’s a pain for longtime Linux users too. In fact, many Linux
desktop advocates, users and user wannabes say it is a rock-hard
barrier to adoption.

“Consider Dennis Bolay of Bolay Mobilecom, who successfully
moved his business from Microsoft Office to open source OpenOffice
2.0 on Windows XP, but failed in his attempt to switch his business
desktops to Linux. He tried a couple of distributions, and Ubuntu,
in particular, worked well. But Ubuntu didn’t work with his Linksys
wireless cards. He’s had to stick with XP…”

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