Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 18th Apr 2006 17:49 UTC
Linux Efforts to bring glitzy new graphics to Linux are fueling an old conflict: Does proprietary software belong in open-source Linux? The issue involves software modules called drivers, which plug into the kernel at the heart of the open-source operating system. Drivers let software communicate with hardware such as network adapters, hard drives and video cards.
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RE: Moving to Open Solaris
by firl on Tue 18th Apr 2006 19:47 UTC in reply to "Moving to Open Solaris"
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yes, the whole 2.6.16 thing was about the kernel not allowing licences that it didn't like to play ball.

Quite annoying, then again with gentoo I didn't have a problem, nor debian. FC5 I had a problem.

I purchase my hardware specifically because of the compatibility with linux, nvidia, cause of support(not as great as I would like, but its better than ati)

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