Linux: More devices support than ANY other OS

Reading the topic didn’t surprise me much… But I never thought it’d beat Windows…

A Slashdot article wrote:

Linux Blog recommends an interview up on the O’Reilly site with Greg Kroah-Hartman, long-time Linux kernel hacker and the current Linux kernel maintainer for the USB driver core. He updates the free Linux driver program announced almost two years ago, which has really caught traction now with more than 300 developers volunteering. The interviewer begins by asking about Kroah-Hartman’s claim that the Linux kernel now supports more devices than any other operating system ever has.
“[One factor is] the ease of writing drivers; Linux drivers are at normally one-third smaller than Windows drivers or other operating system drivers. We have all the examples there, so it’s trivial to write a new one if you have new hardware, usually because you can copy the code and go. We maintain them… forever, so the old ones don’t disappear and we run on every single processor out there. I mean Linux is 80% of the world’s top 500 super computers right now and we’re also the number one embedded operating system today. We’ve got both sides of the market because it’s — yeah it’s pretty amazing. I don’t know why, but we’re doing something right.”

Well, I never thought driver writing wasn’t that easy for Linux users…

Bottom line: I found another reason to port to Linux… Though I can’t just port right now… Still got some feelings for Windows…

3 thoughts on “Linux: More devices support than ANY other OS

  1. even though this is good news, i have to ask this: why the hell can’t i find a driver for using the wireless thing on wind?
    PS: “windows is something to overcome”

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