Re: store for Linux-compatible hardware??
From: Chris Cox (ccox_nopenotthis_at_airmail.net)
Date: Sat, 04 Jun 2005 15:38:34 -0500
> Chris Cox wrote:
>> Question: Given the extremely low margins and high
>> competition on hardware... would you willing to pay
>> ... let's say a 25% premium? While you might
>> answer yes, in today's world where people won't
>> support free software development with even a penny,
>> my guess is the majority of folks will answer: No.
> All I know is, I've spent probably 8 hours and
> much gasoline already trying to find a wireless
> card that is compatible with Linux. I've had
> to take several back to the store.
> I had a similar experience when I was shopping
> for an ethernet card, taking a few back.
> What a waste.
> Some person should buy up a bunch of known-working
> PCMCIA cards and sell them 1 by 1, charging
> a $10 markup and maybe $10 to ship.
If all this is about is wireless... there's
a plethora of information about what cards
work and what don't. With ndiswrapper, a large
amount work now.
While your plan sounds nice, you'd be one
of probably 5 total customers.. .not enough
to sustain a business.
I hear your frustration... it's just not a simple
as you make it sound.