Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on November 25, 2006 05:08 PM
I am a GNU/Linux driver developer for a hardware mfg company and the overwhelming drone coming out of our manager's offices is "90% of our customers run Windows so the demand isn't there to put a ton of effort into doing this on Linux". Or "we haven't heard any of our customer base calling for a Linux<nobr> <wbr></nobr>..." you fill in the rest. The point is that if Ubuntu can get (any) Linux on the desktop and server in significant numbers then we'll stop hearing this sad old story over and over again from hardware vendors. That increase in numbers will inturn increase support for Linux<nobr> <wbr></nobr>... but it has to get noticed first! I do see Ubuntu may be in danger of getting cornholed into a desktop system that's not suitable for the server. They may want to step up the all-in-one solution for the enterprise marketing blurbs and be damn sure that their server pkgs are 100% compatible with Debian's disto (for the hardcore IT folks).