rbs.tito at yahoo.co.uk
Sat May 5 21:50:40 BST 2007
Well, it does take a bit of research before hand. Hauppauge USB freeview
receivers work out of the box in Linux.
It all depends on the market. Manufacturers are starting to put out
Linux code now, so things like that will change.
> To keep the discussion alive, here is an example of why I should use
> windows and not Ubuntu (not that I will). My grandson, a windows user,
> bought a Freecom Digital TV DVB-T USB Stick Freeview receiver, plugged
> it in and off he went, no problem. Now, what will I have to do if I want
> to use one of these devices? He, no doubt, used some software that came
> with the device, which I don't expect will work with Ubuntu. I shall be
> surprised if there is an application to do the job built into Ubuntu, so
> I am prevented from being able to use the device, or am I? How can I
> find out or, more to the point, why should I go to the bother of finding
> You see, ordinary, domestic, desktop users like me are not interested in
> servers or programming or using terminals but just in tasks like a bit
> of word processing, emails, using the internet, handling digital photos
> and videos a bit of printing, both colour and mono and, perhaps, playing
> games. There may be other things, which I have missed, but not many.
> Wouldn't it be great if there were an edition of Ubuntu which catered
> for these few items as simply as windows appears to do.
> OK folks, get the knives out and shoot me down in flames. (I know, I
> have mixed my metaphors).
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