On Fri, 2009-11-27 at 06:15 -0800, rajesh ruparel wrote:
i even offered that i want to buy linux loaded laptop,
but all ie hp, dell, acer, said no they dont sell it. even chroma, vijay sales, etc dont
have a single linux laptop.available for sale.
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on your request will also install linux for you.
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--- On Fri, 11/27/09, Kussh Singh <kussh.singh(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Kussh Singh <kussh.singh(a)gmail.com>
> Subject: [ILUG-BOM] Making linux well supported among vendors/manufacturers
> To: linuxers(a)mm.ilug-bom.org.in, iitdlug(a)googlegroups.com
> Date: Friday, November 27, 2009, 9:47 AM
> The mobile market will exceed the
> computer market in coming years or has
> already exceeded the computer and related gadgets market.
> Nokia and other
> manufacturers routinely make softwares for their hardware
> products for the
> windows and macintosh operating systems.
Hackers are doing their job and whether the vendors want or don't want
there are drivers or softwares available for gnu/linux.
I remember some service station people of asus telling me "we *don't*
support linux and linux will not work on our motherboards ". but the
funny part is (thanks to roni) the best motherboard I ever got to work
with ubuntu in particular was the asus 945.
I have got similar stories about other hardware modules but the reality
is that hardware venders need to be first oriented and then counter
brainwashed to remove the dirt microsoft has put into their brains (and
some leagul or otherwise money as well in their pockets ).
> Unless we, the FOSS users request them every now
> thru email,
> feedback on their websites, online forums etc etc to also
> support these
> softwares on the linux platform, Linux will get
> increasingly sidelined and
> less people will even come to know about it.
Blogging and reporting on web site is generaly looked upon by hardware
developers and venders as nothing more than dog barking (well, with some
exceptions of course ).
We need more media support and massive public campaign so that the
pressure comes on the venders from the consumers themselves.
> Getting linux on the printed packaging of a
> (visibility) is very
> important for awareness generation. 95% of the battle of
> getting linux
> popular will be won if it becomes visible to the layman.
Very true. rather than any one, the common man is easy to
convince,because common man sees her/ his own bennifit first.
we often hear things like "bla bla is more popular " but then how many
of us use only those things which are "popular "?
how many of us would drink wiski or wodka just because it is a popular
There is really no point going after hardware venders (unless you really
can show them or even more, give them some linux based business ).
> I request FOSS users to constantly strive to make
> visible to laymen
> thru whatever creative ideas they have, every now and then,
> specially thru
> requests to manufacturers etc and online forums.
As I said "I am a hardware seller or dealer, give me business and I will
start telling linux linux linux like a parrot ".
I convinced a couple of hardware venders to recommend linux and to be
prepared to give such machines to their custommers only by first giving
them some clients who actually demanded the installation of the free OS
instead of the wellknown (Where I Never Do Operations With Safety ) my
fullform for a virus called windows.
This is the bitter truth of the hardware market and naturally so.