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    Vista Compatibility Center up and running

    The Vista Compatibility Center is part of a broader effort on Microsoft's part to try to create positive attention for the operating system and demonstrate to both consumers and small businesses that it is ready for prime time.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-99...g=2547-1_3-0-5

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/


    Ubuntu needs one of those (even if just very basic) Probably some manufacturers will also want to get listed later on to promote themselves. A dedicated, easy to use/navigate and good designed website section is also needed.
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    Re: Vista Compatibility Center up and running

    Yes! We really need this. To stop people asking "what [insert hardware here] will work with Ubuntu" posts. I certainly have posted a few...maybe a little summer project for me?
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    Re: Vista Compatibility Center up and running

    Yes I agree we need something similar.

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    Re: Vista Compatibility Center up and running

    Shall we code one?
    Im serious! Grab data from a few places, a test free host LAMP server to start.
    Anyone wanna join me?
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    Re: Vista Compatibility Center up and running

    Quote Originally Posted by fatality_uk View Post
    Shall we code one?
    Im serious! Grab data from a few places, a test free host LAMP server to start.
    Anyone wanna join me?
    I would.

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    Re: Vista Compatibility Center up and running

    Depends what the P in lamp stands for

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    Re: Vista Compatibility Center up and running

    Cool! Great Anurag_panda!

    Lets do it.

    I'll nip off and find a free LAMP host.

    From that site, I can guess at a schema for the database.
    Have a word with http://www.linuxhardware.org, http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/OpenPrinting and other places and see if we can get them to provide use with data.

    A nice interface & I reckon, if we can get the data together, shoulnd't take more than 3 weeks.

    Anyone else?

    I'll start a thread new thread. Don't wanna jack this one.!
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    Re: Vista Compatibility Center up and running

    If we use pylons I'll host it.

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    Re: Vista Compatibility Center up and running

    i just got $250 im spending on a server, ill give one of you full ssh access to it, only problem is i dont have a static ip, it $25 extra a month, and i cant afford it... (hint, hint )

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    Re: Vista Compatibility Center up and running

    We might even do a better job. We can list each Hardware especially if Significant to a thread in Ubuntu Forums and also put instructions for it if it does not work out of the box.

    EDIT: Late Night here(12:53AM where I live), gotta go to sleep. See you tomorrow.
    Last edited by Canis familiaris; July 14th, 2008 at 08:23 PM.

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