My proposal is that instead of purchasing hardware from vendors just because they have a good name that you should instead purchase your hardware from vendors that test and support Linux being installed on them, as well as having a good name. Linux has to mimic Windows because that is what vendors provide support and testing for. They are setup with the expectation that that is all you will ever have to deal with.My proposal is for enthusiasts, like me, who are tired of bullshit.
That way you don't have to deal with the bullshit your tired of dealing with. It instead provides financial incentive for somebody else more effectively pursue solutions.. like fixing driver bugs and such.
I always built my own desktops, but my last 3 laptops never had Windows installed on them. They shipped from the factory with Linux. And before you go off and complain about the smaller selection of hardware... realize that I never had issues like you are describing.
Because they don't have too. Nobody is paying them to care.Shame HW makers toe the Microsoft line when designing their devices. Why can't they make hardware that will work with ALL OS's not just Windows?
Why should they? What possible reason?
There is no financial reward for doing it. Linux users do not seem to have any problem cobbling together a system from random bits and pieces and then cussing to each other on forums..
Dell and HP at various points tried selling Linux hardware. These major OEMs are some of the few groups of people that major ODMs and chipset manufacturers actually listen to. They have clout, spend huge amounts of money, and if they want something then it happens. But you know what? Linux users piss and moan that all the possible combinations and options and models don't have Linux then they go out and purchase Windows systems anyways.
So now Dell and HP don't sell Linux systems anymore, except for workstations... a market were people actually purchase Linux systems.
And these same Linux users are tired with their cobbled together systems nowadays just go out and purchase Apple laptops.