Our first question comes from john beale
who writes "I like Linux and use it for graphics and some development/hacking. However
I have some nifty toys (Kodak DC120 digital camera, Turtle Beach Fiji
soundcard) which are not supported at all under Linux and others (eg. HP
Photosmart film scanner) which have very limited support. Much as I'd
prefer not to, I have to boot Win95 to use these devices.
Question: how can we encourage hardware manufacturers to either support
Linux directly (ha) or release info so others can write drivers?"
Hit the link below and let's see what you have to say about
Couple of Technical Notes: Ask Slashdot will soon be
a more isolated thing, so you'll be able to keep track
of them better. For now, I'll make sure to prefix titles
with 'Ask Slashdot' so you can quickly skip these questions
if they don't interest you.
If you have a question that you want Slashdot's readers
to try to answer, email Clifton Wood
(note that the email address has changed). Any topic is
cool, from Linux to Unix to X-Files to Southpark.
Our first question is really one of Advocacy, but hopefully
in the future we will have questions on any topic that happens
to be Stuff that Matters.