Windows Supports More Hardware Than Linux, Just Not As Well

Discussion in 'News' started by tripwire45, Nov 10, 2005.

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    Windows Supports More Hardware Than Linux, Just Not As Well

    One of the often cited reasons for not switching away from MS Windows is it's breadth of commodity hardware support. The argument often goes something like this: "Since Windows supports all the hardware I have why would I want to risk it not working under Linux? It's better to continue to use what I know will work." While that may be true in and of itself, I'm finding this argument to involve a limited outlook...The major difference between an open source device driver module on Linux and a proprietary one in Windows is transparency in the way it works, the way it's created. This generally doesn't matter while the system is running as expected but can make a huge difference when something unexpected breaks down.

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