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[News] USB: Better in Linux Than in Windows, Suggests Experience

  • Subject: [News] USB: Better in Linux Than in Windows, Suggests Experience
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 06 Feb 2010 02:03:50 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Sigh! A simple USB stick causes so many problems.

,----[ Quote ]
| This is going to be a rant against windows. 
| If you don't like hearing negative things 
| about windows then don't read this. 
| Seriously, don't read this. On the other 
| hand, if you like hearing about windows 
| problems then please continue :)
| So many times there are people who waffle on 
| about how windows just works. How everything 
| is all plug and play and automatic. Us Linux 
| people like to call it plug and pray :) In 
| this particular case it was trying to get 
| windows to recognize a simple little 
| Kingston USB memory stick. 
| [...]
| Compared to windows, maintaining Linux is an 
| absolute breeze. Want to delete a lot of 
| drivers? Just select them all and delete 
| them, simple. Want to reinstall drivers? 
| Just reinstall the package, simple.
| People wonder why I don't like windows. This 
| is a prime example right there. A simple 
| little memory stick problem caused hours of 
| wasted time and effort. The necessary 
| drivers were already installed. The 
| configuration file was in the rightful 
| place. It was just that the operating system 
| itself couldn't see what was right under 
| it's nose. Ok, lets be fair and say that the 
| drivers were not on the system. An example 
| of that happened that evening with a laptop 
| and a web camera. A simple little web camera 
| with no driver disk. Not a real problem I 
| thought. Just go to the manufacturers web 
| site and download the drivers. No drivers on 
| the chipset (pixart) manufacturers site. 
| Googling came up with the drivers, oops you 
| have to either register or pay for the 
| drivers. WTD!! (short for "What The Duck!!" 
| :) Just another way of scamming people out 
| of their money. Suffice it to say that this 
| particular web camera didn't work on that 
| laptop. Under Linux it worked just fine, 
| with no black magic needed to be performed. 



Linux and USB 3.0

,----[ Quote ]
| Ever get tired of Windows people
| proclaiming how their operating system has
| device support for this, that, and the
| other thing and Linux doesn't? Well, now
| you have a perfect come-back. The newest,
| fast interface, USB 3.0 is out and only
| Linux has native support for it.


Running Nine USB-Based Displays On Linux

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| Last May we were briefed that DisplayLink
| would provide open-source driver support
| on Linux. DisplayLink is a company that
| makes graphics processors capable of
| powering high resolution displays that
| work over a USB connection. This
| technology is found within products from
| Hewlett-Packard, ASUS, Samsung, and
| others. Since last year DisplayLink and
| the Linux community has been working on a
| LGPLv2 software stack and in June first
| released a frame-buffer and X.Org driver
| and since has released other improvements.

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