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[7]: My answer is YES
by Finalzone on Tue 18th Apr 2006 22:20 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: My answer is YES"
Finalzone
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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[9]: My answer is YES
by Finalzone on Tue 18th Apr 2006 23:08 in reply to "RE[8]: My answer is YES"
Finalzone Member since:
2005-07-06

Apple system is a specialized PC so the point still stand. Only difference is the use of dedicated drivers for that system.

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