[linux-audio-user] Re: Companies Refusing to Release/Permit Linux Drivers

Rob lau at kudla.org
Fri Mar 3 13:50:19 EST 2006

On Fri March 3 2006 13:17, Maluvia wrote:
> Last time I checked, Wal-Mart was selling Microtels with
> Linspire preinstalled - the least expensive ones, not
> coincidentally. I find this encouraging, at least.

Walmart.com is, but if you go into any Wal-Mart in the world 
hoping to buy a PC with Linux preinstalled (or even with no OS 
at all) you'll come out empty-handed.  Also, if the Microtel 
PC's are anything like the laptop we bought through Linspire a 
couple years ago, they just did a default install and didn't 
even bother trying to get all the hardware working (the Linspire 
branded laptop has a Winmodem and flash card reader in it that 
have never worked.)

But it is good that the biggest retailer in the world knows about 
Linux and sells it somewhere, even if it's only online (and even 
if they're bastards of the highest order otherwise.)


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