Of Modems and Winmodems

Posted by VISITOR on Nov 29, 2004 1:51 PM EDT
TUX Magazine : Marcel Gagné
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Time for a shocker. Device support under Linux is excellent. No, really. We have been trained to assume that anything and everything just works with Windows but that isn't even remotely true. From time to time, even Windows users must visit hardware vendors' Web sites to download a driver. Furthermore, some hardware works with one version of Windows and not another so having all your hardware work under Windows is far from being a given (probably closer to a myth). When running Linux, the sheer number of things that will work "out of the box" without you having to search for and install drivers is nothing short of impressive and, quite frankly, beats your old OS hands down. No contest.

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