100% functionality with mainline kernel drivers? is that a joke? there goes every stand-alone video card currently on the market. every motherboard with an nvidia or amd igp, intel poulsbo based motherboards... etc.
sorry, but thats just not a realistic requirement.
i'll chime in once more saying you should work something out with newegg - that would be awesome.
I have to second the people that have mentioned they would probably only use it as a service for discovering FOSS friendly products, and then subsequently shop around for the best price.
So in that regard, Phoronix probably wouldn't end up reaping a significant amount of revenue from a shop like this, because Amazon and its partners often don't have the best prices and warranty packages. So unless you plan on having truly competitively priced offerings, I'd say that it's not worth it, only because you won't get the financial returns that you might hope for.
Oh yeah! I can imagine PhoronixStore go on-line and the manufacturers going: "Oh no! Phoronix doesn't list our hardware as compatible with Linux! What ever are we going to do???" and of course then the entire boards of directors will commit mass suicides. Yep. That's how it's going to be.This will also provide an incentive to manufacturers to get off their rear ends and get their drivers upstream.
For me it would have to be amazon.ca (in addition to amazon.com). It'd find it most useful for Wi-Fi cards, TV cards, and laptops - graphics cards, and Intel/AMD/Nvidia chipsets are high profile enough that it's fairly easy to determine their compatibility. CPU's and internal hard drives can be assume to always work. Sound, network and storage cards are trickier but most of them work with Linux.
Last edited by RagingDragon; 08-20-2009 at 08:13 PM.
saying i'm not aware if what hardware works with mainline kernel because i pointed out the fact that you would be needlessly limiting a ton of hardware that either works out of the box, or can be setup with a few simple clicks on the vast majority of disto's is absurd.
i'm aware of what the full opensource options are, simple truth is, they all suck. sure, they may be fully supported on opensource drivers, but the hardware itself sucks. and assuming that because you feel that way phoronix should cater to you is also absurd.
like this 1 greenstar for an working driver 1 green star for an fast working driver 1 greenstar for an fullfeatured driver 1 greenstar for an userfrendly driver and one for the overall best in this year..
5 greenstars *****2009 for exampel also the most ratet hartware in 2009
the same with the blackstars so you can diverend easly if you want clouses source drivers.
for an exampel an amd vga vs an nvidia vga.
nvida become an 4 or 5 black star but only 1 greenstar..
amd become 3-4 greenstars but only 3-4 blackstars..
intel becomes 4-5 greenstars but no blackstar..
there is no need to battle nvidia only makes clear thats nvidia do not have opensource drivers.