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

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

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RE[3]: My answer is YES
by Moulinneuf on Tue 18th Apr 2006 21:06 in reply to "RE[2]: My answer is YES"
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2005-07-06

Its ready for the desktop , it as problem on some hardware component , you just have to choose the one that work with GNU/Linux.

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RE[4]: My answer is YES
by sappyvcv on Tue 18th Apr 2006 21:23 in reply to "RE[3]: My answer is YES"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

Doesn't sound ready to me ;)

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RE[3]: My answer is YES
by raver31 on Tue 18th Apr 2006 22:33 in reply to "RE[2]: My answer is YES"
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2005-07-06

Windows does not play dvd and divx out of the box. Windows cannot play quicktime or realplayer files out of the box.
Windows cannot edit MS Word files out of the box.
Windows cannot edit MS Excel files out of the box.

Windows does not have full drivers for Nvidia or Ati out of the box.

So, by your logic, is Windows ready for the desktop ?
Certainly not for mine.

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RE[4]: My answer is YES
by sappyvcv on Tue 18th Apr 2006 22:38 in reply to "RE[3]: My answer is YES"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

Windows does not play dvd and divx out of the box.

Correct, but OEM computers and dvd drives tend to come with DVD software. Just plop the CD/DVD in, install it, and you're good to go. Everyone knows how to put a CD/DVD in and click a few buttons.

Windows cannot edit MS Word files out of the box.
Windows cannot edit MS Excel files out of the box.

It can read/write rtf files if a home user needs basic stuff.

Windows does not have full drivers for Nvidia or Ati out of the box.

No, but any OEM computers with ATI/Nvidia cards will have the drivers preinstalled. If you buy a card and install it yourself, you get the drivers on a CD/DVD and just pop the CD/DVD in and you're good to go.

It's a better user experience.

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RE[4]: My answer is YES
by Babi Asu on Wed 19th Apr 2006 01:02 in reply to "RE[3]: My answer is YES"
Babi Asu Member since:
2006-02-11

Windows does not have full drivers for Nvidia or Ati out of the box.

Either you didn't aware or were being ingorant, when you buy ATI/Nvidia card, there is also windows driver CD in the box. But for linux driver, often you must download it yourself and hack the kernel to load the driver.

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RE[3]: My answer is YES
by archiesteel on Tue 18th Apr 2006 22:41 in reply to "RE[2]: My answer is YES"
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

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

It is ready for the desktop. Just because you disagree with an poster on an internet forum about how "pure" a Free kernel should be has nothing to do with Linux being ready or not for the desktop.

Hey, I think that Windows still isn't ready for the desktop (I'm the local family/friends tech support), and that doesn't prevent it from being on 90% of them.

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RE[4]: My answer is YES
by sappyvcv on Tue 18th Apr 2006 22:46 in reply to "RE[3]: My answer is YES"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

"Free" always makes me laugh.

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