Posted Dec 6, 2005 21:35 UTC (Tue) by man_ls
In reply to: Alright, BUT.
Parent article: Linux in a binary world... a doomsday scenario
Mmmm... if you have used Linux for 5 years you will know that there is a lot of hardware out there that works perfectly. Maybe you have to spend a little more money, but the results are usually better too.
Can't use a lame winmodem? Buy a real one. Your dirt-cheap printer doesn't work? Find a better one; HP has had free drivers for ages. Lack of wifi support? Buy a good access point. Even for graphics cards I read that Intel has pretty good 3d support. There are laptop manufacturers with good records. And you can also pressure your favorite hardware brand to support Linux; it works sometimes.
But whatever. Using Windows is not a stigma, you know; I'm forced to use it every day at work and do not feel dirty or anything, it's just worse. When you are ready to switch back, you will be welcome.
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