Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Oct 2006 20:49 UTC, submitted by Eugenia
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Is Ubuntu an operating system? Last week at EuroOSCON, Mark Shuttleworth gave the closing keynote outlining what he believes are the major struggles faced by the open-source/free-software community. During his talk, it became clear that Ubuntu is trying to achieve a radical shift in the software world. Ubuntu isn't trying to be a platform for mass-market application software: it is trying to be the primary provider of both the operating system and all the application software that a typical user would want to run on his machine. Most Linux distributions are like this, and I think it is a dangerous trend that will stifle innovation and usability."
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>What video chipset? And what wireless card?

The video card is a ATI FireGL T2.
At the moment i don't have access to the notebook so i don't know the exact manufacture of the wireless card but it needs the madwifi driver.

>I have an ati express 200M in my notebook, and it most certainly gets configured with the OSS driver.

Maybe you have installed the system without internet connection? The Ubuntu CD contains only Free Software but Ubuntu enables restricted by default in the source.list and if you have a internet connection during installation Ubuntu will download and install non-free software if Ubuntu think it's necessary.

Edited 2006-10-05 23:04

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