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[3]: My answer is YES
by raver31 on Tue 18th Apr 2006 22:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: My answer is YES"
raver31
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2005-07-06

Windows does not play dvd and divx out of the box. Windows cannot play quicktime or realplayer files out of the box.
Windows cannot edit MS Word files out of the box.
Windows cannot edit MS Excel files out of the box.

Windows does not have full drivers for Nvidia or Ati out of the box.

So, by your logic, is Windows ready for the desktop ?
Certainly not for mine.

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