Re: The Clusterfsk Hardware *Support* of Linux....
From: John Kloosterman (JClosed_AD_netscape_DoT_net)
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2005 01:00:13 +0100
Patty Poppins wrote:
> So you are looking for Linux hardware support?
> Welcome to the club!
> So is everyone else using Linux.
> Here is a prime example of how screwed up Linux hardware support is.
> Let's say you are looking for Suse Linux support for a Lexmark Z602, which
> works great under WIndows BTW.
> You go to the HCL list for Suse and here is what you are met with:
> OSS doesn´t provide a driver for the Lexmark Z602 - however, there´s a
> [RedHat Linux 9.0 driver
> Oh hey that is precious.
> After spending 100 dollars Suse sends you to Redhat, an outdated version
> of Redhat BTW, for a driver.
> Can you say clusterfsck?
> Bet MY business on Linux?
> I don't think so.
Nope - i never buy hardware thats not capable to support Linux. Now be
fair: who would trust hardware not capable supporting Linux?
Bet MY business on crappy hardware?
I don't think so....