Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jun 2012 22:21 UTC, submitted by Valhalla
Linux The BBC interviews Torvalds. I like this bit: "For me, Linux on the desktop is where I started, and Linux on the desktop is literally what I still use today primarily - although I obviously do have other Linux devices, including an Android phone - so I'd personally really love for it to take over in that market too. But I guess that in the meantime I can't really complain about the successes in other markets." Linux on the desktop is quite passe. Phones and servers is where it's at.
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RE: Comment by sergio
by jessesmith on Thu 14th Jun 2012 01:26 UTC in reply to "Comment by sergio"
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I'm very happy for the pragmatic inclusion of binary blobs and such, it's the only reason I am able to run Linux on all of my hardware. Otherwise I'd be stuck using a completely closed OS. I'd much rather compromise on a few little things (like firmware) than have to use an entirely locked down OS.

People who think a completely free Linux would cause the adoption of open drivers and firmware are seeing things backward. First the open system gets popular, then people start catering to it. Linux needed to be adopted in order to get hardware makers to become flexible, adoption required compromises.

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