Two examples of abandoned hardware
Posted Apr 13, 2007 16:31 UTC (Fri) by ken_i_m
In reply to: Two examples of abandoned hardware
Parent article: Two examples of abandoned hardware
Well, I am mad as I got an N770 as an xmas gift less than four months ago. I was unaware that the N800 was forth coming and that Nokia would abandon the N770 so soon.
I am very tired of getting burned by hardware vendors. High on the list is Linksys who changes chipsets from one supported by open source driver to one not without changing the model name or packaging in any way that would indicate that it is a different piece of hardware on the inside.
HP printers are another pain. HP makes a lot of noise about supporting CUPS. Yet a few months ago I bought a new printer only to find that it does not work very well (I have to power cycle the printer after every print job). Needless to say, if I connect it to my dual-boot system it works great under Windows. :-(
I have an ATI 9200 video card in my desktop system and will be moving it to my new desktop box that I am building. I refuse to buy another card without open source support.
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