[linux-elitists] [email@example.com: [Fwd: Plug 'n' Pray to Plug 'n' Play: What's it Going to Take?]]
Wed Apr 19 15:31:46 PDT 2006
>> On Wed, 19 Apr 2006, Don Marti <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> Or better yet, vice versa. As a user, I want any Nikon, Canon,
> Casio or Olympus digital camera to work 10X better on any Linux
> laptop it meets than it would on any Windows box (which today in
> too many cases requires that the user run some install disk). Or
> (hey, why not) better than any Mac running OS X as well.
> Same with every printer, scanner, external HD, CF or SD card...
> What's it going to take? Also, what do people not know now that
> they ought to know (such as, say, where it's best to run the
> My goal is to convince the audience that any device should relate
> better with Linux than with any proprietary OS. I want to give them
> the reasons why. I want to convince them that next year's (or
> whenever's) generic Linux laptop will be a better device companion
> than anything from Microsoft (via its captive HW OEMs) or Apple.
> Because that is the Inevitable Nature of Things. (That's what I
> believe, but I need facts and informed insights to back that up.)
> As for the audience, we have to assume every level of technical
> knowhow; but a high level of interest in any case.
> -- Don Marti http://zgp.org/~dmarti/ email@example.com
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