Major systems vendors and Linux
Posted Mar 8, 2007 11:08 UTC (Thu) by macson_g
Parent article: Major systems vendors and Linux
I'd like to point that selling pre-installed Linux sometimes doesn't mean that Linux is supported on the hardware, but even may be harmful for Linux (or at least it's perception).
Few weeks ago I've bought a laptop for my sister (Acer Aspire 3680). It had Linux preinstalled, which makes me happy, as I planned to install one on it anyway. I thought that if it comes with Linux, I can be sure that all the hardware works. Besides, it was like 80$-100$ cheaper from the same version with Windows XP.
Words can not describe my disappointment when I plugged and boot it for the first time: it throws my into shell promtp - white letters in black screen and a shell prompt. Funny: this is exactly how my sister imagined Linux.
I've installed KUbuntu ant it works fine now. Except of WIFI, card reader and camera.
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