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Re: help getting grub to see Windows 7 on second drive

On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 04:45:00PM +0000, A J Stiles wrote:
> Sort of makes you wonder why the EU haven't already made it a legal 
> requirement for hardware manufacturers to supply driver Source Code, if they 
> want to sell their products in any European country.  How much otherwise 
> perfectly serviceable kit do you think is ending up in landfill for want of 
> drivers?

Linksys WMP54G cards have no drivers for Windows 7, even though ralink
(make of the chip in v4 and v4.1 cards) has windows 7 drivers available
(which can even be installed if you force them and do work).  Does linksys
care?  Nope, not one bit.  ATI has a long history of not supporting
hardware with drivers if it is more than 2 or 3 years old.  For that
matter the FireGL V3350 cards which are still for sale have no support
under linux from ATI anymore.  What's with that?  OK the drivers were
buggy shit when they did support it, but still better than not supported
at all.

Of course linux users have no problem using the cards at all.

Len Sorensen

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