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Old 12-27-2006, 12:51 AM   #1
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Linux User/Developer - Hardware manufacturers to avoid?


I'm new to linux, only been running Slackware for about 2 weeks, still very much learning the ropes.

Im big into programming, and while I'm still a bit of a novice I want to get better and start doing some more interesting and fun stuff. One of those being creating device drivers.

Now my question, is there any hardware manufacturers, Linux users should avoid? What I mean is, who are there companys out there who don't provide the documentation for someone to write their own driver?

My laptops hardware is all supported allready, but I dont have a wireless card yet. What are companies I should avoid, so that creating my own driver will be hell as there is no documentation. And what are good companies, that provide prewritten drivers and lots of info for you too write your own? A basic name and shame list, as from now on I will only buy from hardware companies who help Linux and other OS users.
 
Old 12-27-2006, 12:59 AM   #2
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