Re: Hardware hassles: Linux vs. Windows
You should not use Debian. Find a less geek-oriented distro. We
won't mind. Honestly.
Heh heh - I was waiting for an email like this. Et tu, Ron? ;)
First off, I was talking about a distro that non-techies could use. My
initial inquiry was (to paraphrase):
Is the need for manual configuration of devices a consequence of the
basic Linux hardware model, or is it something that can be made
easier for users?
I am not sure I can say this categorically about all plug-n-play
devices, but I, for one, am very uneasy about USB and Firewire
and similar PnP stuff in corporate environment.
Anything that 'just installs' its own drivers means it's a security
risk or potential source of admin headaches.
This opinion of mine will be valid (AFAIC) until
a) there is a way to authenticate these PnP devices
b) someone comes up a workable solution that enables per-user
authorization for these PnP devices [in a single-sign-on
Until then, AFAIC, all the fancy user-friendliness applies to
home users only.