online article: Should Linux vendors think differently?
etienne.goyer at videotron.ca
Tue Oct 11 10:19:53 CDT 2005
Duncan Anderson wrote:
> Since most hardware is specifically designed to support a well known
> brand of neocolonialist spyware, getting any form of Linux to install
> without a hitch is quite an achievement.
"Neocolonialist spyware" ... gotta remeber that one ! :)
One thing to keep in mind is that people are actually expecting Ubuntu
(Linux in general, in fact) to *outperform* Windows hardware detection
and support. I have handled several machine in the past (and still own
a few) that Windows do not correctly detect and support the graphic
hardware out-of-the-box. You have to first figure out which graphic
chip it is, then find the appropriate drivers (you did keep all the
drivers disk, right ?) to get anything better than 640x480 in 8 bits
color. Same for sound, Ethernet, etc.
IME, most modern distro have better out-of-the-box hardware support than XP.
More information about the sounder