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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My answer is YES
by Governa on Tue 18th Apr 2006 19:00 UTC
Governa
Member since:
2006-04-09

I want the best Linux experience right 'out of the box'. So my answer is yes, they should include nVidia/ATI support, MP3/DVD decoders, etc... by default.

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RE: My answer is YES
by porcel on Tue 18th Apr 2006 19:21 in reply to "My answer is YES"
porcel Member since:
2006-01-28

And I want a cow that sings lullabies.

Nobody owes you a freeking thing. Given that these tecnologies are proprietary, how is anyone supposed to provide them in an OS that by definition was created to circumvent any attempt at stop the free sharing of software code?

You folks simply do not understand the foundations of the free software movement. If you don't like what the software stands for, don't use it.

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RE[2]: My answer is YES
by sappyvcv on Tue 18th Apr 2006 20:07 in reply to "RE: My answer is YES"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

Then stop trying to insist it's ready for the desktop ;)

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RE[2]: My answer is YES
by Governa on Tue 18th Apr 2006 20:13 in reply to "RE: My answer is YES"
Governa Member since:
2006-04-09

I don't care about 'the foundations of the <insert poetry here> movement'. I want the best linux experience out of the box. Period. If this can be achieved by using proprietary software (like PC-BSD seems to do), then just do it! You still live in a dream world. Wake up! Linux is not a hacker's OS anymore and the end user doesn't care about the opensource poetry...

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RE[2]: My answer is YES
by cr8dle2grave on Tue 18th Apr 2006 20:51 in reply to "RE: My answer is YES"
cr8dle2grave Member since:
2005-07-11

Rubbish!

Linux is not now, nor has it ever been, an FSF/GNU project. Linus has always very clear that he orginally choose to license Linux under the GPL for primarily pragmatic reasons, and not as an endorsement of the larger philosophical and ethical stands taken by RMS and company. In fact, Linus barely even tries anymore to hide his contempt for RMS.

Linux doesn't stand for what you seem to believe it does and if you can't reconcile yourself with that fact, then it is you who should be seeking alternatives. I hear that the HURD project is looking for some users.

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