So we’re told that today’s computer manufacturers have had Windows Vista in mind when they produce current crop of computers. We need not be told. We knew that the previous crop of PCs sold in the market had been produced for XP. After the January 30 retail launch of Vista, we’ll expect almost all PCs displayed in the shops to bear the tag: Vista-ready or Vista-capable.
The FOSS developers and programmers must be commended for their ability to catch up with this unfair hardware-software setup. But this problem should be addressed to make the their lives (even the lives of users) easier.
Technology should not be vendor-specific. Technology is for the people.