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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by linuxh8r on Tue 18th Apr 2006 20:57 UTC
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2006-01-09

I thought open-source was the savior of the world?

The fact is Linux would be pushing up daisies if it wasn't for Microsoft and the proprietary world.

Microsoft developed NDIS and look at how linux has ridden the coat tails. Now, the precious Xgl interface has no chance without NVIDIA and ATI.

You free-software guys (loaders) owe the commerical software world a big thank you, for helping to make your OS (linux) what it is today.

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