Re: Why does Ubuntu have all the ideas?
John Goerzen wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 24, 2006 at 06:16:49PM +0200, Bastian Venthur wrote:
>>> which is definitifly a thing of the Kernel (Linux) which depend
>>> on the support of the hardware manufacturer. If you want to
>>> get better hardware support, please contact the manufacturer.
>> Because, hardware support seems to be better in Ubutuntu than in Debian?
>> I've not tested it by myself, but I've heard from many people claiming
>> that their hardware (especially Laptop hardware) works perfectly out of
>> the box with Ubuntu but is a PITA to get working on Debian.
> So it all depends on your perspective. If you narrow your perspective
> to "ia32 laptop hardware", perhaps Ubuntu supports more. If you expand
> it, I would say Debian supports more.
I absolutely agree with you, off course Debian supports more hardware
than Ubuntu. But that was not the point, Michelle claimed that hardware
support depends entirely on the kernel, which is IMHO only one half of
the truth. The end user usually understands under "hardware support",
how well the system recognizes hardware and it's ability to get it
working with a minimum of user interaction required. And from what I've
heard Ubuntu seems to be ahead of Debian at this point.
Again, I never used Ubuntu myself, but some friends of mine did, and
they claim Ubuntu has the best "hardware support" of all distros they
tested (mostly Suse and Debian).