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Postby doctorflange » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:27 pm

I was browsing PC World recently (simply because I was bored one day) and picked up a USB flash disk to read the system requirements (OK, I was *really* bored)

I was pleasantly surprised to read the following:

Windows ME, 2000, XP
Mac OS 9.0 or greater
Linux Kernel 2.4 or greater
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Postby linuxgirlie » Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:59 pm

I had a similar experience with something that came included with our smartboard, it had a tux on it and said it was compatable with Linux :)
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Postby Marrea » Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:33 am

And out of the latest Linux Magazine I bought a couple of days ago (if I'm allowed to mention a competitor on this site!) fell an HP advertising leaflet proclaiming "HP and Linux - affordable, resilient, high-performance business solutions. For more information, visit www.hp.com/linux".

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Postby Nobber » Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:52 am

The HDD enclosure I bought recently mentioned Linux on the box, too. No instructions for Linux inside, but that's presumably because they know we Linux sorts already know what we're doing.
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Postby RD » Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:10 am

>> presumably because they know we Linux sorts already know what we're doing.

dont know why they think that the other day i got a call asking where my download has gone! turns out was in /home
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Postby Rhakios » Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:09 pm

It's not too unusual, I find, that there is some brief mention of Linux on the box for a piece of hardware, but as has been observed there are no instructions inside the box. The only exception I have come across is for a PCI hardware modem, presumably because it is aimed in large measure at Linux users.
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