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Re: [opensuse] We Lost One! :(
  • From: "Dotan Cohen" <dotancohen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 11:42:54 +0300
  • Message-id: <880dece00809230142q7c7e405ct6e3b1fc02092df3d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
2008/9/22 Kai Ponte <kai@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
I hope all of you out there can take a moment and request linux support from a
vendor you know doesn't support them currently. I have written Cox a letter
encouraging them to begin supporting Linux like my DSL provider does.

I have been writing one letter every week for the past two years. I
have a list of companies that do not aknowledge that Linux exists. If
every Linux user were to write to a software or hardware developer,
once a week, and request Linux support then we would see the market
turn around in no time. Here's a starting point:

// Commercial Software Houses

Intuit (Quicken, Quickbooks) (requires
Adobe (Photoshop, Flash CS3 Professional, Captivate, Dreamweaver,
Sony (Vegas Studio)
Autodesk (Autocad)
(requires registration)
Sage (Act!)
Nuance (Dragon Naturally Speaking)
hardin-soft (BM-Win Plus (mailing address correction software))
Daz (Bryce (3D modeling and animation))
(requires registration)
Top Producer (real estate PIM)
Samsung (OfficeServ)
Starry Night (Astronomy software)

// Games

ArenaNet (Guild wars)
Ironclad Games (Sins of a Solar Empire)
Blizzard Entertainment (World of Warcraft)
Firzxis (Civilization IV)
Electronic Arts (lots of games: SIMs, Spore,)
Valve (Steam: Counterstrike, other games)
Activision (Gun)|en_US
Nival Interactive (Heroes of Might and Magic V)
Ubisoft (Heroes of Might and Magic V)
Worldwide Biggies (Yahoo! Games)

// Hardware manufacturers

Creative (Webcams)
Logitech (Webcams)
Lexmark (Printers),6959,204816596_689444666_0_en,00.html
Nokia (PIM sync software with OpenSync)
Epson (Printers)
Gigabyte (New motherboards should ship with Linux drivers)
Linksys (Networking equipment)
Western Digital (Hard drive firmware updates require a Windows

Dotan Cohen

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