Okay so you know by now that i use linux primarily to do 99% of my work, yes I still use windows for some entertainment aspect mainly to play video games that are not accessible under linux. This post is not about video games but is about a common technology Bluetooth. Every cell phone now comes with bluetooth capabilities to connect to other devices like headsets, speakers, laptop or even other mobile devices.
The laptop that is use has built in bluetooth support and I duel boot my laptop between Ubuntu Studio and Microsoft Windows 7 Professional. I have a bluetooth headset by Skullcandy that I use primarily connected to my tablet or mobile device, my friend has a Philips Sound Bar that supports bluetooth connections. When I am in Windows and I try to connect to either my bluetooth headset or the soundbar I get failed driver installs and no function at all with either device.
While I Under Ubuntu Studio I have been able to pair my laptop with both the Philips Sound Bar and my Headset and guess what no fuss, now additional drivers needed it just works.. As I am composing this post I am sitting at my friends house in her dinning room streaming a Shoutcast station to her Philips Sound Bar in the living room.
I just love how things work correctly when you connect them under linux in general, you do not need to install drivers or even try and find the drivers for the devices to work unlike under Windows. I am unsure if the same is for the Mac computers as I can not afford to purchase one or have access to a MacBook ro such device but from what I understand Mac OS-X is based on a Unix/Linux Kernel so I couldn’t see them having the same problems that Windows faces with bluetooth support.