Talking to Logitech on the phone regarding webcam support for linux
john.wendel at metnet.navy.mil
Thu Feb 8 20:17:01 UTC 2007
Les Mikesell wrote:
> Dotan Cohen wrote:
>> On 08/02/07, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> A better question for most of us might be "who knows more about how to
>>> make it work best, you or the experts that designed it? And as far as
>>> changing it, wouldn't it be best to keep expenses down to let hardware
>>> providers make changes as frequently as technology permits, supplying
>>> drivers to match instead of waiting for an OS provider that might be
>>> dealing with thousands of other devices to catch up?
>> I would agree with you IF those same hardware providers actually DID
>> get off their asses and write the drivers. But they are not.
> You mean they aren't writing them for Linux... But they do write them
> for an OS that provides a stable interface definition and allows
> distribution of the driver along with the OS. Coincidence?
"stable interface definition" and distribution terms have nothing to
do with it, it's just about money. If Linux was installed on 96% of
the world's computers, Logitech would provide the drivers even if the
interface changed daily!
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