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Re: Will you recommend fedora to a newcomer?



"Alex F. Evonosky" <alex alexevon org> writes:

> On Sun, 2006-04-16 at 09:23 -0500, Jimmy Montague wrote:
>
>     That's so simply because, with home users, any distro is garbage if it 
>     can't detect and use Windoze hardware. Xandros fails for me because it 
>     can't use my ($240) label printer. FC5 fails for me because it can't 
>     detect my ($150) US Robotics voice-data-fax modem.
>
> Every modem I had had been Serial based, none of the Windows "Winmodems", all worked fine.
>
> If you are using a "winmodem", its not FC5 fault that it could not detect it, but rather the vendor will not release chip specs to anyone other
> than M$.  There have been some reverse engineering work in the realm, but if the vendor will not realase specs, then building a module for it is
> kinda rough.  Using a Serial external modem will work with no hitch.

And the situation is improving with more users coming to linux. The
vendors have no choice except releasing the driver sooner or later. I
wish.

-- 
Leon


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