- When contemplating a hardware purchase, ask the vendor about
Linux support and other user's experiences with the product
in a Linux environment.
- Consider supporting vendors that sell Linux based products and
services. Encourage them to have their product listed in the
Linux Commercial HOWTO.
- Support vendors that donate a portion of their income to
organizations such as the
Free Software Foundation,
Linux Development Grant Fund,
Software in the Public Interest.
If possible, make a personal donation to these or
other organizations that support
Don't forget that some employers offer a matching
gift program program.
- If you need an application that is not supported on
Linux, contact the vendor and request a native Linux version.