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Linux Driver Support Still Leaves A Lot To Desire

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A few days ago when I shared the biggest problems with Linux as judged by the Phoronix community, at least a few people took issue with the fact that some of the ugly issues with Linux were pointed out.

There's some that think this was just about attacking Linux or that I'm somehow anti-open-source and pro-Apple pro-Microsoft for showing off the flaws of Linux. I'm just a realist and acknowledge that Linux isn't perfect. Linux's problems and other shortcomings can't be addressed unless they are first acknowledged. It's tough love. And example as pointed out in the original article, "if you were asked by a company what are the biggest problems facing Linux or where can a given company invest to fundamentally improve Linux and make it more attractive to the masses, what would your answer(s) be?...I was asked that question recently by a major company near Redmond that's looking to heavily invest in Linux."

One of the main Linux problems that was brought up with came down to "many Linux hardware driver issues."

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