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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Equal Treatment

One of the most pressing impediments to the growth of desktop Linux is the need for hardware support. Its seems companies don't want to open up their drivers or put large amounts of resources into supporting a small share of the market. However, Desktop Linux's share of the market will be limited until the operating system is more accessible and compatible. Its unfair but true at the moment. My hope is that one day soon motherboard, printer/scanner and 56k modem hardware companies will give blind support to Linux like they do everyone else.


At 3:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The manufacturers write the drivers for Windows and support their hardware in Windows. There is no need for Microsoft to custom-write drivers for Windows at all. But because manufacturers view Linux/Linspire as an undefinable quantity, drivers for many devices are either written by third parties, or written for only a certain set of distributions. Even when the drivers are written by the manufacturer, they are often distributed with little or no testing at all and lack the features and ease of installation of their Windows counterparts.


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