OLS: The state of Linux wireless networking
Posted Jul 30, 2008 19:26 UTC (Wed) by proski
In reply to: OLS: The state of Linux wireless networking
Parent article: OLS: The state of Linux wireless networking
I think such business practice should be outlawed. It's not like the card vendors would run out of numbers. If they sell, say, a card called G540 and decide to switch the chipset, nothing prevents them from calling the new device G541. Well, perhaps they will need to pay for new boxes and labels. But if it's not done, the customers could end up buying a worse and incompatible device based on the ratings and positive feedback for the original device.
Using revisions is not enough. The revisions are not normally listed on the box or in the listings of online retailers.
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