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[News] Why Driver Support in Linux is Underestimated

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When Device Support Goes Beyond Drivers

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| I've been doing some thinking since writing about kernel developer Greg 
| Kroah-Hartman's statement that Linux supports more devices than any other 
| operating system.    



Blatantly Supporting Linux. Sort of.

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| And they say there are too many Linuxes!
| This is a good high-end sound card that is supported in the Linux kernel, and
| it works well. Linux users have known about them for years. When you search
| for "Linux" on http://www.m-audio.com/ you'll even find some useful
| information.
| M-Audio isn't the only one; I'm seeing this for a number of devices that I'm
| too lazy to go back and find right now. The good news is these are
| significant cracks in the monopolist's armor, and a sign that real diversity
| and choice are slowly returning to the PC marketplace. It wasn't that long
| ago that Mac users were treated as unwanted stepchildren, just like Linux
| users. But why be shy about listing Linux as a supported platform? Is Linux
| not pretty enough? Does it smell bad? I've asked a number of vendors over the
| years and never get a good answer, just vague fluffspeak. When I get an
| answer of substance I'll be sure to share it.

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