[ILUG] re:Cheapest Linux-friendly components by mail-order
jac1 at student.cs.ucc.ie
Fri Jul 20 11:13:26 IST 2001
>===== Original Message From Gavin McCullagh <gavinmcc at netsoc.ucd.ie> =====
>I couldn't agree more, but on that basis winmodems builders would have to
>start (at least) writing drivers for linux. I think a linux
>installed computer should be considered just as normal as a windows one,
>however, every time you ask ISPs, GW2K, websites who don't check if there
>sites work with linux browsers and most hardware manufacturers to name
>but a few they say no they don't support or even recognize linux.
I'd consider this a fault of the Linux browser and not the website.
>Perhaps on that basis one could propose a sort of table to be placed on
>the packaging of all PC Software/Hardware saying exactly what it is an
>isn't compatible with on the box. Like the nutritional information on
>corn flakes boxes. This modem is intended for use on Mac OS 9.0 & Win32
>and is not supported for linux, solaris, Digital Unix.
Well, if an OS isn't written on the box then it is assumed that the hardware
probably isn't compatible with that OS. If by chance it does, you are using it
for something for which it wasn't intended and the manufacturer has no
responsibility whatsoever if anything goes wrong. You can't complain to the
maker of your car for the problems you get when you fill it with diesel
instead of petrol.
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