Has Ubuntu Replaced Windows on Your Box?

rpowersau at gmail.com rpowersau at gmail.com
Sat Apr 29 05:55:01 UTC 2006

On 4/29/06, Michael T. Richter <ttmrichter at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-28-04 at 21:23 +0100, Daniel Carrera wrote:
>  Don Dwiggins wrote: > - Printing: I have an HP Officejet T45;
> Please contact HP and tell them to support Linux.
> That's a naive response.
> The issue, you see, is "which distribution?"

If you supply the source, the linux community will handle the rest.

Quite simple.

  The sheer bewildering variety of kernel, libc, gcc, etc. versions out
> there makes it basically impossible to make a driver that works with more
> than a handful of distros at a time.  Back then it was even worse -- each
> distro was basically unique.  Nowadays you have more distro families, so you
> could pick a family and support it and get reasonable coverage.  But even
> there it's not worth the effort.  For a very small minority of end-users you
> have a very large expansion of headache and development cost.
> I see now from the company's web page that they support Linux.  In a way
> that would be off-putting to Linux developers.  You basically have to tell
> them which platform and version you want to use and if they don't already
> support it you pay their development costs to produce a version for that
> platform.  http://www.pikatechnologies.com/products/linux.htm
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