[oclug] RH misgivings
je_oclug at kronos.honk.org
Tue Nov 4 12:30:02 EST 2003
On Tue, 4 Nov 2003, Rod Giffin wrote:
> Chris Herrnberger said:
> > On the same day that Novel, SuSE and IBM merge to challenge both the
> > server and desktop space, RedHat comes out with this sheer stroke of
> > brilliance. Im not going to summarize it as I want you all to read
> > this. And this from a company that is supported by our talent and
> > dollars. Me thinks the end is near..if they want to play hardball like
> > this..:) All I can say is 'bring it on" I clearly know and understand
> > what companies and entities I will be supporting.
> > http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/linuxunix/0,39020390,39117575,00.htm
> Quote from the above link, "Consumers want USB drivers and digital camera
> support" Duh. I do that with Linux already, and it worked without me
> knowing it would.
I haven't tried plugging in my GF's camera yet.. perhaps it'll work
without me touching a thing, but I suspect the recognition of the device
will stop at the USB driver level. I'll have to search a bit to see what
I'll need to install to read pics out of a camera (Canon Powershot A70).
I guess part of the point he's making is that manufacturers are only now
starting to provide Linux support. Perhaps one day you'll be able to walk
into Best Buy, pick up a camera, stick the enclosed CD into your drive and
install the camera software onto your Linux machine. That day isn't here.
> I don't like what the article says
Neither do I. Perhaps it should be taken as a wake-up call rather than
criticized as heresy. It _is_ okay to call a spade a spade after all.
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