On Thursday 22 January 2004 17:20, Aidan Delaney wrote:
> HP, IBM and several other vendors have
> made noises about providing proper GNU/Linux support on their desktop
> machines. Can we get Dell to do the same?
In my experience drivers from manufacturers are usually more trouble
than they are worth -
often they only work with ancient kernels,
and you never know if they will still work if you ugrade your system.
I wouldn't buy a system from Dell, or anyone else,
unless I knew that someone was successfully running Linux on it.
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