Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Mar 2011 18:59 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y And over the weekend, the saga regarding Canonical, GNOME, and KDE has continued. Lots of comments all over the web, some heated, some well-argued, some wholly indifferent. Most interestingly, Jeff Waugh and Dave Neary have elaborated on GNOME's position after the initial blog posts by Shuttleworth and Seigo, providing a more coherent look at GNOME's side of the story.
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RE[6]: F**k this shit!
by Almost_Freetarded on Wed 16th Mar 2011 20:50 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: F**k this shit!"
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Also releasing the specs would allow consumers to see that X product here for 200 dollars is the same product over here for 20 dollars just with a different company brand on it.

Bullshit! What the heck have you in mind? I don't know any hardware that fits into your description:

Graphics cards? No. The costly part is the chip, and the chip is always either from Intel, Nvidia or AMD.

Hard disks? No
Chipsets? Same as with graphics cards.

Printers? Sorry no, there IS a difference between a $200 cannon and some $20 no name.

Also some is MS interference. Before MS Novell deal. Novell was working on providing the interface to take MS Windows drivers for printers and use them directly under Linux so solving that problem. They stopped work on that the very day the contract with Microsoft was signed.

Boohoo. Where is the basement developer army? So Loonix needs ebil Nov€ll now? According to Queen Pamela Jones, Nov€ll was ebil before they signed the deal with M$ anyway. How can you use something so tainted?

There is also the nightmare under windows where 1 device can have 50 different drivers even that its the same device it all depends who brand is on the device what driver you get.

And most of them work. Where is the problem actually? As if it is a common scenario that users have so many versions of the same hardware.

Nt supporters like nt_facejerk don't really want people to be aware of the truth. Since people aware of the truth might start asking for full interface specs to products and other nasty things.

Stop deluding yourself. What full interface specs? The people who care know what needs to be known already. Haven't you never noticed the tons of hardware sites like And the ones who don't bother won't bother anyway.

I have found hardware makers who provide open source drivers more often maintain better quality drivers for Windows

Easy. It's because vendors who can afford to support Windows and Linux are usually not some poor mom&pop shop.

Are you seriously claiming that they gain some leet programming skillz just by creating a Linux driver?

OOOPS! I used the word "creating". One of the words to avoid:


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