Re: Finding Linux unsuitable for real work
Oh, quite well for me. With WinXP running as a guest OS, I am able to load map updates into my Garmin GPS from the Internet and use the Createive Zen software to transfer music and create playlists to my MP3 player through the USB port using Windows software. I don't know about golf GPS units (I don't play golf), but printers, USB storage pens, MP3 players, etc. are all fully functional and the Windows guest OS can access them all through the USB port.
I'm not saying that there aren't any devices that don't work -- I just haven't run into any yet.
I fully agree that you should use the best tool for the job. But in my case, the best tool for running Windows is a VM running in Linux.