[Dclug] "Linux isn't compatible with most existing computers"
keith at iveys.org
Tue Mar 20 13:00:04 EDT 2007
Ed James wrote:
> I think there's a world of difference between a "computer" and a "card
> added to a computer". Yes, there are chipsets used in cards which don't
> have Linux drivers for them. But there ARE chipsets used in cards which
> DO have Linux drivers for them. Replace those from the first group with
> cards from the second group (ignoring laptops for a bit), and you prolly
> have a machine that happily runs Linux.
I think for most people a computer is something you buy from Dell or
CompUSA or wherever, not something you install cards in. So the
question is how likely it is that they'll be able to install Linux on a
computer they see for sale somewhere, in which case the statement might
be more defensible.
Keith C. Ivey <keith at iveys.org>
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