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[6]: My answer is YES
by sappyvcv on Tue 18th Apr 2006 21:46 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: My answer is YES"
sappyvcv
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2005-07-06

No, because it supports hardware out of the box with good drivers ;)

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RE[7]: My answer is YES
by cr8dle2grave on Tue 18th Apr 2006 22:03 in reply to "RE[6]: My answer is YES"
cr8dle2grave Member since:
2005-07-11

Linux supports far more hardware out of the box than a Mac ever will.

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RE[8]: My answer is YES
by sappyvcv on Tue 18th Apr 2006 22:28 in reply to "RE[7]: My answer is YES"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

And OS X is inteded to run on a lot less hardware than Linux. It supports exactly what users need to run it. There's a huge difference.

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RE[7]: My answer is YES
by Finalzone on Tue 18th Apr 2006 22:20 in reply to "RE[6]: My answer is YES"
Finalzone Member since:
2005-07-06

Dedicated hardwares customized by Apple to be specific. Try to install OS X on a plain PC (say equipped with a AMD Athlon64 3200 with other motherboard manufacturer) and come back with a fully dedicated article.

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RE[8]: My answer is YES
by sappyvcv on Tue 18th Apr 2006 22:30 in reply to "RE[7]: My answer is YES"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

OS X is not intended to run on a plain PC, so that point is moot ;)

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RE[7]: My answer is YES
by ma_d on Wed 19th Apr 2006 02:07 in reply to "RE[6]: My answer is YES"
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

So does Linux if you buy from a vendor:
http://www.asllabs.net/asl_labs_computers.htm
http://www.koobox.com/
http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/search.do?BV_SessionID=@@@@098586551...

Could you provide another objective measure for which to judge desktop ready?
Maybe it has to have a supported web cam?

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RE[8]: My answer is YES
by sappyvcv on Wed 19th Apr 2006 02:10 in reply to "RE[7]: My answer is YES"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

Bah humbugh!

Linux doesn't come with a disk defragementer that sucks. HA. TAKE THAT!

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