[ubuntu-uk] Linux Comaptible Hardware

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Tue Nov 13 21:38:10 GMT 2007

Alec Wright wrote:
> I've noticed recently that more hardware manufacturers are saying if
> their hardware works with linux lately?
> I can think of 3 examples:
> 1GiB pen maxell drive form asda (£7, bargain!) about a week ago. It said
> on the packet, "requires windows 98 or later, mac os (insert an
> irrational number here) or linux 2.4"
> My friend got a new d-link USB wireless gadget, also about a week ago.
> It said on the box that it worked on linux. And work on linux it did.
> My school got a new printer. They left a label on it which boasted all
> of it's "exciting new features". One was "Postscript compatible - runs
> on linux" and it had a picture of tux on it =] The ict staff still
> insisted on plugging it into a windows computer though =[
> Has anyone else noticed this?

I've noticed it with one or two devices although not many yet but it's 
promising to say the least.  I guess the thing to do is if you're after 
some hardware, buy the hardware which says it's compatible with Linux 
over something that doesn't say it is.


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