You hear about how fast and stable Linux is, so you download a distro and install it, only to find out that some piece of hardware, like your Wi-Fi, doesn’t work. Here are a few ways you can do to avoid hardware compatibility issue in Linux.
If you haven’t noticed, if you’re looking for a Linux distribution, you’re spoiled for choice. Sites like DistroWatch lists hundreds of different Linux distros on the site. But where did they all come from?
Linux has been around for more than 20 years and serves happily in both desktop and server roles. But it didn’t show up overnight. Linux is the result of the collaboration of lots of people over the years.
If you happened to be an Atari brat while you were growing up, you can now relieve your 8-bit glory days on your Linux machine. Stella is an Atari 2600 emulator that works on Linux, Mac OS X, Windows and even more obscure systems like IRIX. It provides a very accurate emulation of the classic gaming system, and plays nearly every game ever released for it.
The great thing about Linux distros is that there’s one for every skill level. If you’re comfortable with Linux and Unix and you like to customize things a little (or perhaps, a lot), you might want to give Arch Linux a try.