Asus Eee PC: When the price is as small as the wireless laptop

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| There's even a combined SD/MMC card slot that you can pop memory cards
| straight into from your camera – Asus assures me that most peripherals, such
| as printers and iPods, will work fine, as long as you download the necessary
| Linux driver.
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/connected.../dlclaud27.xml


Recent:

Linux device driver project needs more unsupported devices to work on!

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| He also wondered if the problem of Linux device drivers has been
| overstated...
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http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS6669895837.html


Related:

A Vista vs. Linux Matchup

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| Putting aside Apple hardware, where all the software works with
| all the hardware so long as it's all up to the minute, I found
| that MEPIS actually has better hardware support for this PC
| than Vista.
|
| [...]
|
| Adding insult to injury, since DRM protection schemes must
| evolve constantly, to stay ahead of hackers tearing them down,
| I have little doubt that one day you'll come home to find that
| a Vista update to DRM-protection has just locked you out of your
| media collection. You know, the same collection, which had
| worked just fine the day before. Repeat after me: DRM does
| not belong in operating systems.
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http://www.desktoplinux.com/articles/AT9325931427.html


Linux Hardware Support

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| Here's the problem with that argument: Most hardware does not
| work "Out of the box" in Windows. When people say their hardware
| worked "Out of the box" I don't think they are talking about "Out
| of the blue Windows XP box." What I think they mean is "Out of
| the Dell box."
|
| [...]
|
| The catch is that you must buy hardware that is supported by the
| software you intend to run on it. Is this really so unreasonable?
| Would you buy a Sun Spark workstation and try to run Windows on it?
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http://www.jeeperscats.com/?p=7


The Epson Stylus C88 Printer, works in Linux but not in Windows?

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| Now, I'm confused. I installed Ubuntu on a spare machine
| because my printer started printing all wrong. I just
| completed sharing it with CUPS and Samba and what happens?
| It still prints all wrong from Windows!
|
| [...]
|
| Just so you know, I did go back and install the drivers that
| came on the CD-ROM, same problem. I then downloaded the most
| recent drivers from Epson, same problem.
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http://hmtk.com/blog/index.php?/arch...n-Windows.html