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Um, manufacturers don't have to decide whether to support one or the other, they can support both. Most still don't give much of a crap about Linux. Especially those targeting mostly consumers.

But I would make the claim that there's an awful lot of Linux devs over the last few years who have picked up the slack and have made drivers for hardware that OEMs don't care to support on Linux.

My primary point was that nowadays, there's plenty of distributions that will work, out of the box, with random hardware that, on Windows, require additional drivers to be hunted down and installed. Random wifi chipsets, wireless printers, and things for example like volume and screen brightness that are controlled with buttons on the keyboard. Webcams that--as far as Windows is concerned--are dead products...Wireless printer setup has always been a crapshoot for me on Windows - the few I've installed on Linux have been as painless as installing a local printer. I've been a Linux hater for quite a while. These days as far as hardware support is concerned, I'm starting to feel like Windows is falling behind.

You're free to make of that what you will. I'm just relaying my experience.

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But let me re-iterate again--if it's supported out of the box, then great, you're golden. But if it's not...then getting things going is still more of a pain than on Windows (but probably, again, because I'm more familiar with Windows as far as that goes).
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