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Posted Aug 6, 2009 8:10 UTC (Thu) by farnz (subscriber, #17727)
In reply to: out of tree by lysse
Parent article: A tempest in a tty pot

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 right.

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Posted Aug 7, 2009 22:31 UTC (Fri) by Los__D (guest, #15263) [Link]

This is not much different on Windows.

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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