Ronald J.

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    Ronald J. commented  · 

    DisplayLink is good stuff--I am impressed when I dualboot into Win 10 and see how well it works, but I have the opposite impression when I boot into Linux. Ubuntu is not my first distro pick, but even when I make every effort to fit into DisplayLinks's driver support, the result is not usable. Clearly, DisplayLink is overwhelmed by the Linux FOSS challenge, and I bet it is about inputs from the legal dept not the capabilities of DisplayLink engineering. As my office moves away from Windows toward Linux, the box of now "spare" DisplayLink docks will head to e-cycling, and I will not approve any further purchases of DisplayLink-based tech. DisplayLink could choose to open source the driver, and suddenly a lot more people will want their stuff, through all the channels, or they can bet on the marketing success of a few Windows-focused OEMs--and inevitably see a lot of their product dumped like so much other dated proprietary waste. Please, DisplayLink, for your own equity sake, give the Linux community a chance to make the products with your ICs, your logo, shine on for years to come.

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