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So why are you generalising from it?
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Posted Aug 6, 2009 8:10 UTC (Thu) by farnz (guest, #17727)
I'm generalising from experience of 15 to 20 vendors, of whom only a
couple had their drivers upstreamed. The remainder simply did not
understand why (to use some examples) I didn't want to use their vendor-
specific DVB-T tuning interface instead of Linux's DVB API, or their
vendor-specific video capture interface instead of V4L2.
However, I recognise that my experience may be atypical; I therefore
mention that I base this on personal experience, so that if I've just had
bad luck with vendors, other people can point out vendors who get it
Posted Aug 7, 2009 22:31 UTC (Fri) by Los__D (guest, #15263)
Stupid devices which needs stupid programs to do what a perfectly capabable standard Windows configuration tool should be doing seems to be more the rule that the exception.
- The worst part is that Windows seems to support that ridiculous way of doing it. i.e. the Wi-Fi configuration tool has an option to transfer control to a 3rd party program.
(To be fair, this seems to be getting a bit less frequent lately).
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