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SubjectRe: Runs with Linux (tm)
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On Wed, 7 Dec 2005, Benjamin LaHaise wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 06, 2005 at 04:41:44PM +0000, Dirk Steuwer wrote:
>> Yes, but there isn't and won't be much recognition - every company does
>> its own thing. And how many people buy online all the time? But even then,
>> a genery "runs with Linux" Logo would be great. If a company's product
>> is not certified, its not considered by Linux customers.
>
> This is something I've wanted to see for years now. Linux distributions
> do not have the motivation to work out the hardware certification issues
> on the community level, as it interferes with their value add of branding.
> I have always wished that when I see hardware advertising Linux support
> that it has a meaning: open source, supportable drivers. Maybe it's time
> to get such a project moving.
>
> -ben

If you have one of those junk PCs that the major companies keep
buying, look at the label; "Designed for Microsoft Windows".

This should tell you how little bluff-factor the "Linux fringe"
can pull.

In spite of the imminent destruction of major companies IP by
the incredibly stupid Windows OS, they still use it. Like lemmings
being led to the sea, most companies can't accept that M$ is
a defective, bug-ridden, and security-holed system. Instead they
think that M$ couldn't possibly be as bad as has been proven and
documented.



Cheers,
Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.6.13.4 on an i686 machine (5589.55 BogoMips).
Warning : 98.36% of all statistics are fiction.
.

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