Here's our Hardware Tip for.. June 7, 2002
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When Hardware Makers Go Out Of Business--Part 2 of 4
If you hear that the maker of your hardware is in financial trouble, you should address your software driver situation. If you haven't upgraded your video board or modem (or other hardware) to the latest available drivers, you should do so. If the hardware vendor goes completely out of business, the software drivers may no longer be available.

You'll likely get longer use out of your hardware if you run with the latest drivers.