Posted Oct 23, 2009 23:22 UTC (Fri) by jmspeex (subscriber, #51639)
Parent article: KS2009: Regressions
I think one problem is that older hardware doesn't seem to get tested. From my (limited) experience, what happens is that when a new machine gets released, Linux support is often not great because it doesn't know how to handle some of the new hardware. Then, things get better as the bugs are fixed. Then after a year or so, you start seeing regression as the machine becomes old and less tested. For example, my last two laptops both had suspend fully working at some point and both had it broken by some kernel update.