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SubjectRe: Defective Red Hat Distribution poorly represents Linux
David Lang wrote:
> David, usually when it turns out that Linux finds hardware problems the
> underlying cause is that linux makes more effective use of the component,
> and as such something that was marginal under windows fails under linux as
> the correct timing is used.

This is true. What I suppose would be the solution is that if faulty
hardware is found, a reduction in performance should be made. This is
already the case for things like broken PCI BIOS where one can either
set the initialization to work a different way or try to make the
machine autodetect it. I certainly approve of more effective use of any
given component, but sometimes I think it's better to offer the user a
choice in the case of faulty hardware.
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