[GRLUG] Xgl & Compiz
bob.kline at gmail.com
Wed May 17 00:50:21 EDT 2006
True. No one would be expected to try all combinations
of hardware. But "they" could still specify the items they
know work. M$ ( Microsoft ) clearly provides untold drivers
so that its OSes work ( I use the words OSes and work
loosely here.... ) on as much hardware as possible. Sure,
M$ has the resources ( a.k.a. a monopoly ) to do this,
but it's important to have a few reference systems that are
know to work well. If a developer just happens to have a
PC made up of oddball parts, that could, and maybe does
now and then, cause a lot of trouble for others, and
perhaps give the product a bad reputation.
On 5/16/06, Tim Schmidt <timschmidt at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/16/06, Bob Kline <bob.kline at gmail.com> wrote:
> > As a general comment, it appears that vendors
> > of all stripes might want to be more explicit about
> > what hardware their offerings have been tried on.
> > Sun Microsystems used to provide an extensive
> > list of hardware that was known to work with its
> > products - probably still does. This could save a
> > potential user the ordeal of having to sort out
> > hardware issues first thing if that is not their interest.
> Just not possible most of the time. Are you aware of the number of
> individual PC components in the wild? Simply aquiring the hardware
> isn't feasable. Alternatively, every attempt at a distributed
> hardware database has been thwarted by a vast number of
> less-than-knowledgable contributors and the incredibly low signal to
> noise ratio that follows.
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