Re: Message to Computer Vendors

From: David Baron (
Date: 12/17/03

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    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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