[Haifux] Coputer stores in Haifa with Linux in mind
eli at billauer.co.il
Sun Aug 22 19:46:27 IDT 2010
The question is what you mean by supporting Linux. Which distribution
and what version? What kind of hardware support do you expect? A stable
driver supporting all features, bundled with the distro? Maybe the
ability to download a driver from somewhere? Or maybe an experimental
driver, which may or may not be the reason for occasional crashes?
My point is: Given the variety of Linux flavors, it's impossible to
really support Linux in general. The only thing a serious computer store
can do, is to build a computer, install a certain Linux distro and
verify everything is OK. That means having a lot of choices made for you.
So I would suggest to build your own computer with components from known
brands. Some hardware features may not work at the first go, but if
you're ready to put up with a mildly crippled computer for a few months,
upgrading the kernel is very likely to solve it all (give or take
drivers you must download manually). The condition is sticking to
> Doesn anyone know of a computer store in Haifa, that cares about Linux.
> That is, I can ask them to recommend me a Linux-compatible Desktop, and
> the answer won't be "Oh, I'm sorry, but we don't support Linux, we
> recommend Windows 7", but rather they would attempt to help me build
> a system , where I won't have unsupported piece of hardware (even if I
> don't use this specific piece of harware, but it's just on-board).
> It's not that I cannot build a Linux compatible computer myself, It's
> rather my laziness and my good intention to support a store, that would
> not be reluctant to help when they hear the word "Linux".
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