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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ma_d
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2005-06-29

Incorrect. It's users who have the need, Linux may "desire" to fulfill it, but it's the users who need something.
Funny thing about users, they rarely understand/know what they want... It's actually a huge problem in software engineering!

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sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

Sorry, I meant the "desktop market".

But I do agree with you. Users rarely know what they truly want.

But I do think they want things to *just work*. That's probably one of the few things we can count on ;)

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