Buying a computer? Ignore these spare parts is a place that keeps a list of hardwares that don’t work with Linux. By extension, they can be safely assumed to not work with any other FOSS systems such as *BSD or any other thing.

Even worse, when they get old, the manufacturer might choose to stop supporting them and leave you with no drivers to run these hardwares on a new operating system. By making them work on Linux or other FOSS systems, a loose end is set from where interested people can continue to write drivers for running these hardwares on new operating systems.


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