[ubuntu-uk] Stating "Works with Linux" gains extra sales (and respect)
PhillW at Ubuntu.com
Tue Dec 4 00:07:36 UTC 2012
It's called "being British"... what ever would the Daily Mail make of such
an endorsement :P
On 3 December 2012 18:37, Bill Baker <boosys at gmail.com> wrote:
> [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
> > > modest so I do not need high end models. High, low or mid-range
> > > 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:
> > >
> > If you look under the Requirements tab, it states Linux® Kernel 2.6. It
> > even mentioned on the PCWorld page -
> > <
> > pdt.html>
> > > For it's worth, the camera is listed on various Ubuntu hardware /
> > > 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.
> Bill B. [SuperEngineer]
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