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  • Impulses - Friday, August 09, 2013 - link

    Nice interview, tho I had to Google who HiCookie was! Reply
  • zaddie63 - Friday, August 09, 2013 - link

    I would like to know whether they are devopnig a new windows 8

    I would like to know whether they are releasing a Atom based tablet this year or in 1H2014. I currently using an S1080 to type this request actually, but would like to upgrade.
  • MrSpadge - Saturday, August 10, 2013 - link

    Wrong article? MS is the company responsible for any devopning-ing Win 8 receives! Reply
  • endgenerate - Friday, August 09, 2013 - link

    How are people's experience with Linux on GIGABYTE boards? Even though OEMs use mostly the same components, the implementation can cause compatibility issues. BIOS problems seem to occur more when it comes to Linux than Windows?

    Are they like Asus where support will tell you that they don't support and test for Linux compatibility then tell you to use Windows?
  • SleepyFE - Friday, August 09, 2013 - link

    Long ago when i was putting together my firt PC i wanted to know that too. I did some googleing and found an article stating that Gigabyte realised linux is driving inovation so their boards would support it. My board works fine. I tried Ubuntu and now openSUSE. Had no problems so far. Wireless drivers might give you a hard time, but if you're connected via UTP cable like me you won't have problems.
  • PeterT16 - Friday, August 09, 2013 - link

    If I intend to install Linux, one thing I do is stay away from Asus boards. They make it pretty clear that they don't support Linux. You may be lucky and things will work or at least it seems like they are but Asus specifically does not test any Linux distro during their tests before release and tech support will provide zero help.

    As for which other board maker provides the best Linux support including tech support, I can't really say. GIGABYTE does seem okay though.
  • lilotech - Friday, August 09, 2013 - link

    I agree, most people who say the don't have problems often times don't notice it, pretend it doesn't exist or never encounter it because they just surf the interwebs and play on social networking sites.

    I've had problems with Asus motherboards when using VT-d while other motherboards worked very well after exhuastive testing. I've also had issues with network teaming, jumbo packets and other network problems. I got the use Windows reply from Asus too.

    If you dont't do much with your PC then most motherboards will work adequately but if you're going to do more complex things and/or need the max performance and compatibilty then stay away from Asus.
  • adas - Friday, August 09, 2013 - link

    Apparently, GIGABYTE gives the same response as Asus: Reply
  • Zanegray - Friday, August 09, 2013 - link

    Although I have never found an issue on some of my recent Asus boards (or if I have had an issue, I tend to blame my inadequate knowledge of Linux rather than find a problem with a MB), I have had major issues with one of their wireless cards.

    On a side note, I would be sold as a customer if they started migrating some of their tools over to Linux. How cool would it be to be able to interact with all the Asus AI tools from the command line! Or be even be able to update your BIOS from Linux..

    I just bought a Gigabyte board a week ago and although I havent fired it up yet, Im hopeful I won't encounter any issues with Linux... Crossing my fingers!
  • goinginstyle - Friday, August 09, 2013 - link

    Never had an issue with Linux on numerous ASUS motherboards. Have no idea how a couple of you are setting up their boards but no problems here. Reply
  • Peroxyde - Friday, August 09, 2013 - link

    I install Linux on a dozen of machines (not for gaming). From 10 years old (HP, IBM Pentium 4) to 3 years old (Core 2, Gigabyte, Asus). Graphics are ATI, NVidia. Never had any problem. The newer the hardware the better. I would say the motherboard brand would be the least of your concern. Reply
  • Mondozai - Friday, August 09, 2013 - link

    Great interview. Reply
  • janprusak - Friday, August 09, 2013 - link

    Gigabyte, we totally need X79 boards with more than one internal USB 3.0 port. It is quiet usual to have a case with 4x USB 3.0 connectors an a 3.0 card reader. Thanks. Reply
  • Kevin G - Friday, August 09, 2013 - link

    I love that Gigabyte will try new things. I liked the X79-UP5 that actually has a Xeon chipset. The catch is that they need to follow up with support after the product launch. There are a few firmware bugs there. Nothing deal breaking but just still outstanding after several months.

    Also I would like to see more Gigabyte server boards at e-tail.
  • andrewaggb - Friday, August 09, 2013 - link

    I thought that was a decent interview. So many interviews are pure marketing bs without a single personal answer. He was at least answering your specific questions. I haven't personally bought a gigabyte product in a long time though. Reply
  • gamoniac - Sunday, August 11, 2013 - link

    Great interview with Hsu. Seems like a down-to-earth company. Reply
  • krumme - Monday, August 12, 2013 - link

    I like the interview because its presented without any interpretation. We can do that our selves.

    Nice job Ian !

    I like when there is follow up on the answers. Just give us the minor details.
  • munim - Monday, August 12, 2013 - link

    Fewer products with more bios / compatibility validation would be preferred, in my opinion. Reply
  • dczyz - Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - link

    Any plans for Gigabyte to start selling notebooks more in the US market? Been looking at the 35k, would love to see it available in the US. Reply

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