Weblog:   Linux Made Easy
Subject:   really that easy?
Date:   2003-08-22 01:20:14
From:   jwenting
Response to: really that easy?

Maybe, yet it was a 4 year old computer with a 5 year old network card and a 3 months old Linux distribution.

I can understand that hardware support isn't instant like with Windows (after all, the userbase is small enough that it may not be worth the effort to delay release of the hardware until a driver is ready for all OSs that could conceivably be used with it), but this was old hardware.
And weirdest of all of course was that support for some of that hardware worked in an older version but not the latest making me wonder about regression testing.

As this was a kernel issue, I doubt it would have worked for you either (in fact, I tried to install Mandrake on the machine before installing Debian and it wouldn't even boot the installer).