Petizione driver VIA per Linux

Segnalo un'importante petizione che chiede al produttore VIA il rilascio di driver linux funzionanti per i propri chipset.
Quelli attuali non sempre funzionano o non vanno per niente. :-(
 To:  VIA Technologies, Inc.
 VIA: RESPECT THE LINUX COMMUNITY! RESPECT THE CUSTOMERS! RELEASE DECENT LINUX DRIVERS!

Many PCs (Desktops and Laptops) all around the world are built using VIA hardware (from motherboards to Video/Audio Chipsets). While these are considered to be "cheap" on-board hardware, not supposed to deliver a fantastic performance (no one expects that from on-board hardware from any brand), it is supposed to work decently.

Many PCs (Desktops and Laptops) all around the world are built using VIA hardware (from motherboards to Video/Audio Chipsets). While these are considered to be "cheap" on-board hardware, not supposed to deliver a fantastic performance (no one expects that from on-board hardware from any brand), it is supposed to work decently.
Many Laptops, due to size and power limitations, depend on the use of this sort of on-board chipsets, relying on manufacturers such as NVIDIA, ATI, Intel, VIA and others. The truth is, a large portion of the existing PCs in the global market depend on such hardware nowadays in order to fully work.
This chipsets, however, are not standalone entities: They depend on drivers, that act as a gateway between the operating system of choice (Windows, Linux, etc) and the hardware, thus allowing it to function up to its specifications (provided by the manufacturer), delivering the performance expected by the PC buyer.
While VIA has been on the market for a lot of time and claims to support Linux, this is not actually true. VIA does not support Linux (any distribution), at least regarding Video Chipsets support, since it's Linux drivers do not allow users to use their hardware up to the chipset specifications. However, using the same hardware on Windows, the manufacturer specifications are met. This shows that current driver developing efforts by VIA consider only Windows users (again, Linux is *not* supported).
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