[Wolves] Does Linux need to fear vista?
ron at wellsted.org.uk
Tue Aug 21 20:36:55 BST 2007
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David Morley wrote:
> or visa versa.
There are several indications that Vista has made people think about
using Linux on the desktop.
There are several possible reasons for this:
1/ Poor hardware support (does this sound familiar?)
This is not just limited to older legacy devices but also includes
things like the sound chipset on very recent Lenovo laptops. When
drivers are being made available, there are often problems with them
(won't install, crash the machine).
2/ Slow operation.
Vista includes content protection (aka DRM) within the OS and checks
each file before opening, copying, etc. This also seems to extend to
certain useful "security testing tools" which cannot be copied onto or
run on a Vista machine.
Any others anyone knows of?
If we want use this to promote Linux, the best way is not to knock Vista
(but it is fun!) but to show that these things work reliably.
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