Re: Message to Computer Vendors
From: David Baron (d_baron_at_012.net.il)
To: <email@example.com> Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 09:10:31 +0200
The folks at "Lindows" are doing just that.
... and both Knoppix and Lindows are Debian based.
how much would it cost to drop a Knoppix disk in, make sure it
boots, check that the network is accessible and sound comes out of the
speakers, and then stick a "Linux-compatible" sticker on the machine?
You could certainly still say that you don't provide drivers or support,
and you could make sure the fine print says "tested with Knoppix version
x.x: we offer no guarantee it'll work with other distros.")
Most people who are looking for Linux compatibility will be satisfied
with that: if it works under knoppix, then you know that there _are_
drivers for the hardware, even if you may have to do a bit of work to
get 'em going under, say, Debian.
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