> ..how about a Linux Driver Improvement Project that focused on getting
> more features of more devices working correctly?
Amen! Lots of hardware sorta works but once you leave server land 'sorta works' is more the
rule than the exception.
Power management is the BIG elephant in the room, it is now finally getting some long overdue
attention but we are probably still a few years away from parity with Windows.
Laptops are a big black hole of driver issues. ACPI, docking, power, sleep mode, winmodems,
oddball almost compatible devices. I see vendor loaded laptops that don't support everything.
I'd offer up a goat in sacrifice to the computer demons if somebody could identify a half
dozen (need some variety in size/weight/features) current production business laptops that are
100% supported. By business class I'm talking about reasonably durable, dockable a big plus,
WiFi+Ethernet+modem for networking, support contracts (from the vendor, not Worst Buy)
available, etc. More Thinkpad, less Dell Hell.