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Linux Hardware Guide

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February 6, 2005 7:07:01 PM

Is THG testing hardware for Linux compatibility? Is anyone else developing a comprehensive list of compatible hardware?
I know that SuSE has their guide on their website, but last I checked it was out of date and not very complete.
I'm wondering because there seems to be a real migration beginning to happen- people are getting fed-up with Micro$oft charging a lot of money for a broken product. The biggest hang-ups most people seem to have are related to hardware compatibility issues, and their perception of the ease-of-use.
A comprehensive compatibility guide for newer hardware would be extremely helpful for many Linux users and those looking to make the switch.

If ignorance is bliss, education will blow your mind.

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February 7, 2005 9:16:56 PM

Most hardware will work fine considering linux. intergrated hardware isa pain from what I hear referencing onboard sound and ethernet card from what I hear. I have really never had any problems with hardware when referencing linux. Back in the Redhat 6.2 days there were issues but that was a long time ago.
February 24, 2005 4:31:16 PM

Most Linux distributions won’t have a problem with any hardware. The Linux installs are updated so regularly that they’re currently better than Windows XP which has gotten a bit dated.

I’ve installed Linux on a wide variety of both high-end and out dated hardware with no problems. Only the more obscure “special function” components will give you problems.