[Herts] Interesting debate

Mr. Spock spock at canopus22.demon.co.uk
Mon Jan 26 23:46:50 GMT 2004

On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 10:42:49PM -0000, Geoff Pitt wrote:
> This strikes a note - been reading the register today.
> As an NHS employee at the IT end, I read the following article with interest:
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/35091.html
"Meanwhile, speaking to CNet Microsoft senior vice president
 of business strategy Maggie Wilderotter..."

Nice name!


In other news:


What are IBM up to? My head hurts...

> Samsung quotes:
> >"Almost no CD writer available in the market is compatible with Linux/Unix.
> >The only recommended operating systems for using CD writers are Windows
> >95/98/2000/XP and NT. The recording programs do not support most of the
> >other operating systems. In other words: under Linux/Unix etc. CD writers
> >will work like a normal CD-ROM drive."
FUD. Sure, *Windows* CD-burning software won't work on Linux. Doh!

> And one of our guys replied:
> Ironically, the only manufacturer I know that put "Linux compatible" on
> the box was LG.  Oops.
There was a weirdness with Mandrake and LG CD-ROMs (not writers)
last year:


> A better way of phrasing Sansung's statement would be "Almost all CD
> writers available in the market are compatible with Linux/Unix, but we
> prefer to let the guys in the Linux kernel development team do the hard
> work."
Generally most (all recent?) CD-writers are penguin-friendly:



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