Linux Needs to Master Hardware to Beat Windows

Posted by keithcu on Jan 22, 2010 11:07 PM EDT
Tom's Hardware; By Keith Curtis
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It is much less expensive for hardware vendors to support Linux. If you want to build a device driver, a great place to start is by looking at existing shipping device drivers, an opportunity that Linux offers to everyone. A proprietary “Device Driver Toolkit” with its sample code is never as good as production code. Those expensive kits contain documentation, but not source code — so you sometimes have to guess at what is happening down below.

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