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Re: Debian stickers

Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> writes:
> The biggest problem is that none of the arbitrary strings which get
> printed on the packaging, product specs or even on the hardware itself
> have any direct link to the actual chipsets used and it is the chipsets
> which determine support. Most manufacturers have no interest in
> providing this information as Debian compatibility is not seen as
> interesting.

smolt is a large automatically collected database of hardware that is in
actual use. I think they use dmi vendor and product name keys to group
the information. This is not perfect but at least it allows you to know
what possible chipsets have been sold under the name "X" so you won't be

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