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Old 10-10-2007, 05:13 PM   #1
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Arrow hardware4linux.info - Another HCL - Your opinion?


http://www.hardware4linux.info

This site have existed for quite a while now, and I've been looking around on it, although it doesn't contain that much information yet. It's exciting to see how many people try to bring other people to Linux by providing these Hardware Compatibility Lists (HCL), and do it in their own manor to try to reach a wide audience.

It's not the greatest list there is, but at least it has a feature that I miss on many other HCL's, that you can just choose from a drop-down list that you would like a Laptop that works with suspend to hd, for example. It also misses alot of sorting abilities, but I assume this is a work in progress, and should not be judged on it's first months online.

I really like the LQ HCL, but I can't understand why you can't just sort all hardware in a specific category (For example Audio Devices) on Compatibility, instead of choosing a brand first.. I don't really care who made it, as long as it's fully supported.

It looks like the developers are interested in improving this application and it's site, but it's not like it's big improvements over time if you view the changelog under "About Us" I would like to see some bigger improvements.

What do you think? Should we encourage Linux users to use this quick application to report their hardware, or are there better alternatives? At least I've reported my hardware to them, just to show my support.

Thanks in advance for your interest.

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Old 10-10-2007, 05:18 PM   #2
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I browsed the site, kind of crappy layout. Not categorized very well. I'd stick with the HCL here, at least here you have the forums, wiki and many other sections to seek help, search, etc.
 
Old 10-10-2007, 05:35 PM   #3
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I browsed the site, kind of crappy layout. Not categorized very well. I'd stick with the HCL here, at least here you have the forums, wiki and many other sections to seek help, search, etc.
I agree with you. But not anyone are good at designing and naming categories, I think they should have a chance on improving.
 
Old 10-10-2007, 05:54 PM   #4
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I agree with you. But not anyone are good at designing and naming categories, I think they should have a chance on improving.
I'd urge users of LQ though to help with our own HCL though, that's my stance on the subject. Having a dozen or more HCL sites is like the thousands of Linux distro's out there. When you break them down, they all end up being the same thing, running the same thing. The HCL here has more features, easy to use, submit, search and is already categorized. You can even comment on them, view comments without logging in, etc.

Are you promoting this site or advertising it or something? Certainly sounds like it.
 
Old 10-10-2007, 06:17 PM   #5
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Are you promoting this site or advertising it or something? Certainly sounds like it.
Hang on, I am not promoting anything, I asked for an open-minded opinion from you guys. I know that you're a moderator, and you would like to show your authority, I fully respect that. But you should make space for other people and sites with the same interest and passion as you.. People choose by quality, not by ads, and if I would advertise I wouldn't just make a simple thread on this forum, that is on the next page by the end of this week, only "advertising" (That's the word you used) for a few people. I am no bot as you can see, I know that fire is hot, and water is blue.

The thing about the HCL on LQ is that it has to be manually typed in, I don't say that hardware4linux does this the correct way, cause they obviously don't, and I agree with most guys that this site needs alot of improvement before it's any good, although I still think it's an interesting project, maybe launched to early.

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Old 10-12-2007, 10:45 AM   #6
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...edback-591316/

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