Quoting Michael Conry (michael.conry at gmail.com):
> In a way, such "support" is _sometimes_worse_ than none. There may be
> two components on the shelf. One with a penguin on the box, one
> without. The one with the penguin includes an
> unsupportable/out-of-date binary only driver, the one without uses a
> chipset that has a community-developed driver in the main kernel tree.
> I know which one I'd rather buy, but to make that correct choice can
> take a lot of homework.
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We make an effort to explain the reasons for lack of Linux support, and
how incompatible the hardware in question is. For instance, some
hardware may only work with a proprietary driver (limiting it to x86
platforms most likely), other things might not work too well because the
manufacturer doesn't provide specs, and still others might simply be so
new that no one has written a driver yet.
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