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Journal gandy909's Journal: Linux's Achilles Heel?

Just got this: Langa Letter: Linux's Achilles' Heel in a daily from Information Week. In it, Fred Langa suggests that Linux is not near as good as Windows simply because a certain piece of motherboard sound hardware doesn't work properly with several mainstream Linux distros, but it does on every version of Windows all the way back to Windows 95.

On the face of it, one might tend to agree with his conclusions. On the other hand, I would suspect something more along the lines of the hardware vendor likely supplied MS/Intel with the required hardware specs for the equipment, but that Linux distros have been denied this information. I also believe this sort of thing goes on all the time, which is why we tend to have to reverse engineer a lot of things.

On the 'other other hand' if this is properly detected and works, like he states, with 9 year old Windows 95, why has no one ever gotten it to work with Linux? From the atricle and links, I believe the Motherboard is a "Intel Corporation D865GLC; 200 mhz bus".
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Linux's Achilles Heel?

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