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To: Don Green who wrote (51216)2/21/2006 6:50:05 PM
From: Cogito   of 211601
Don -

That's a good one. Dvorak is always interesting, if often wrong.

In this article he devotes two paragraphs to the idea that a lack of drivers for peripherals "would be" a big problem for Apple. As if this is a problem that will develop in the future.

"As someone who believed that the Apple OS x86 could gravitate toward the PC rather than Windows toward the Mac, I have to be realistic. It boils down to the add-ons. Linux on the desktop never caught on because too many devices don't run on that OS. It takes only one favorite gizmo or program to stop a user from changing. Chat rooms are filled with the likes of 'How do I get my DVD burner to run on Linux?' This would get old fast at Apple."

Apple has always had this driver issue to deal with. Sometimes it's a problem. Since their market share is increasing, it will become less of a problem over time.

It's also strange to say that Linux hasn't caught on in a bigger way because of driver issues. Drivers are only one of the many stumbling blocks the average user faces with Linux.

- Allen
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