Reply to post: Re: The mostly non-existent drivers of Linux

Linus Torvalds won't apply 'sh*t-for-brains stupid patch'

Michael Strorm

Re: The mostly non-existent drivers of Linux

"Converting any PC in the last 15 years to Linux is always a crap shoot, sure the OS loads, but then the mouse, or the screen, or the sound, or the printer, or the network card don't work."

It used to be like this 15+ years ago (I remember even having to create my own script to get my dial-up modem to connect to the Internet.) However, that once-true stereotype wore out its welcome years ago.

A lot of modern distributions have bloody good compatibility with many things (e.g. sound) working automatically straight out of the box to an extent you might find surprising. I'm not claiming that everything's perfect, but you can't say that about Windows either, given the reputation of recent versions for breaking drivers. Certainly not a case where you could argue in favour of the latter against the former.

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