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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As long as we can choose
by Adurbe on Tue 18th Apr 2006 18:33 UTC
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as long as we have the option of removing them should we wish, binary drivers are a welcome addition.

Personally I would rather my hardware work 'out of the box' but as I said thats MY CHOICE

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