[ubuntu-uk] Stating "Works with Linux" gains extra sales (and respect)

Bill Baker boosys at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 18:37:39 UTC 2012


Hurumphhh!
[why is] there is always a critic when somebody praises something!

On Mon, 2012-12-03 at 11:31 +0000, Mark Fraser wrote:
> On Sunday 02 Dec 2012 12:55:28 SuperEngineer wrote:
> > A short while ago I was in the market for a webcam.  My webcam needs are
> > modest so I do not need high end models.  High, low or mid-range cameras
> > a-plenty in store but only one had proudly put on the box "compatible
> > with Windows 7, Works with Mac & Linux" Elsewhere on the box it even
> > listed as one of its minimum requirements, "Linux Kernel 2.6".
> > 
> > Sale decided at that point, decided on moral grounds.  Creative Labs
> > (Irl) Ltd. had made a sale, not based on being the best webcam in the
> > shop but on being the only webcam in the shop stating Linux
> > compatibility.
> > 
> > It doesn't boast Linux on the site but a well deserved plug anyway:
> > http://www.creative.com/mylivecam/products/product.aspx?catID=1&pid=20164
> 
> If you look under the Requirements tab, it states Linux® Kernel 2.6. It is 
> even mentioned on the PCWorld page -
> 
> <http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/creative-live-cam-chat-hd-webcam-10587604-
> pdt.html>
> 
> > For it's worth, the camera is listed on various Ubuntu hardware / webcam
> > lists [e.g. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SkypeWebCams/] - it is not at the
> > top of the lists but the ones at the top did *not* want to acknowledge
> > the existence of Linux.
> 


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Regards,
Bill B. [SuperEngineer]

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