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A variation of this one is “LinuxSupportsMoreDevicesThanWindows™” but it amounts to the same thing.

What? Whoa, wait? LINUX supports more hardware than WINDOWS? Awesome, now I can use my wacom tablet, my wireless card and multiple monitors, right?

NO. By “more hardware” they mean architectures! And it’s mostly Debian, not every distro. Add various devices like toasters and cell phones and that totally makes up for anything Linux lacks on the desktop.

#1 Posted by NoWhereMan on Apr 4, 2010 5:47 AM

I like LinuxSupportsMoreDevicesThanAnyoneElse http://www.kroah.com/log/linux/ols_2006_keynote.html

#2 Posted by darkwall on Apr 8, 2010 7:35 PM

I use both Windows and Linux and while its true that some wireless cards still aren’t supported, I use wacom tablets, with pressure sensitivity, as well as multiple monitors, 3 in fact, with Linux all the time. I don’t know when the last time you tried Linux, but it sounds like you are describing Linux in 2002. Oh, and CPU’s are hardware, and support for rarer CPU’s is important to institutions with existing non x86 based systems like Sparc, Power, and z/OS based servers, and pretty soon here, itanium, which microsoft just announced it would stop supporting.

#3 Posted by Delano on Apr 9, 2010 10:28 AM

Thanks for that extra long, combined WorksForMe™ and NotAnIssueAnymore™, Darkwall! I’m really impressed at your positive experience anecdote; it totally makes up for any flaws Linux has.

#4 Posted by ChrisTX on Apr 10, 2010 11:54 AM

“Oh, and CPU’s are hardware, and support for rarer CPU’s is important to institutions with existing non x86 based systems like Sparc, Power, and z/OS based servers, and pretty soon here, itanium, which microsoft just announced it would stop supporting.”

z/OS, your new CPU architecture. Soon available in a computer store near you.

Secondly, guess why MS announced they’d stop Itanium? Right, cause the only advantage IA-64 would have nowadays over x64 is that it’s a lot more expensive than a normal x86_64 Xeon and (!) it got some more 64-bit registers. Thirdly, MS did not say they’d stop to support IA-64. They only don’t ship new Windows which will have support for them. But you receive nevertheless support for them until 2018. Maybe it’s just me, but I doubt any 'institution’ keeps 8 year old IA-64 servers.

Btw, is it just me or are these LoadsOfCPUArchtitectures™ some kind of playback? I’d bet 50 bucks that NONE of the people claiming this to be important to ever have used such a computer.
You can already see that at claiming that z/OS ( wow, actually unlike for instance AIX, here even the name tells it ) would be a hardware or CPU.

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