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Old 06-01-2006, 02:48 PM   #1
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hardware drivers petition - please help!

linux drivers petition
I have decided to make a petition to demand hardware vendors Linux drivers for their products.

please join in and help!

Old 06-01-2006, 03:16 PM   #2
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i signed the petition, however..
i do feel the wording and idea is not exactly correct.
when you buy hardware it has a user agreement and manual. you cant 'demand', and do not 'rightfully deserve' a driver for any operating system other than the one specified, and the one the hardware is designed for, usually Microsoft products.
look for support for Linux on the packaging next time you buy hardware.. its not very common near my location, but it varies.
good luck.

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Old 06-13-2006, 04:58 PM   #3
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can sympathise with the idea,

however i feel that simply paying for the components you need (linux compatible) would be a more effective method, company's fulfill needs when its economically viable


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