Thursday, July 15, 2004

Asus gives Linux the Finger

Just when it seems that the forces of goodness and light are winning the tide, this article pops up about Asus, who are refusing to support Linux (or any other open-source operating system), apparently out of sheer perversity.

I have to admit, this article makes me curious as to the reasons behind this attitude. Three or four years ago this would have been expected -- most vendors refused to support Linux or provide any documentation for their hardware. However, now that HP, Dell, and IBM are all shipping Linux on their machines, you would think hardware manufacturers would see which way the wind is blowing.

Asus is currently a favored brand among techies and system-builders because of their quality, but if they maintain this attitude, the wind may change for them, too.

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