So what's the point of this?
Posted Sep 17, 2012 0:10 UTC (Mon) by rgmoore
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Parent article: Intel declares Clover Trail Atom processor a "no Linux" zone (ars technica)
The problem is that in many cases the hardware with good Linux support is more expensive than hardware with poor Linux support. People who try to save money by getting cheap hardware wind up paying in their time trying to get it to work properly. If the alternative is something very expensive or if Linux is a hobby and working through problems is part of the enjoyment, that may be a worthwhile approach. But a lot of us wind up going down that path either because the up-front cost of the cheaper hardware is obvious but the time spent getting it to work is not, or because we tend to overrate the value of money relative to the value of our time. To slightly modify a well known saying, you could say we're dollar wise and hour foolish.
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