Sunday, January 27, 2008

Petition to get better via drivers

There is a new petition to ask VIA to improve their linux driver here.
My take on that? It's a great initiative, but the best way to convince a company is to vote with your wallet. That shows companies that there is a potential market and will make them invest more in this market. So if you like linux, purchase a computer with linux-preloaded like dell offers. And if you want a double boot windows/linux, still purchase a linux preloaded laptop and purchase your windows copy on the side. The more people will purchase linux preloaded computers, the more companies will invest energy to make their hardware works well under linux, the more people will be attracted by the linux preloaded computers, the more......well, you got my point :-)

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