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[3]: My answer is YES
by archiesteel on Tue 18th Apr 2006 22:41 UTC 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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RE[5]: My answer is YES
by archiesteel on Tue 18th Apr 2006 22:48 in reply to "RE[4]: My answer is YES"
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

I hate having to quote Tom Cruise, but now you're just being glib. I'm modding your post down as off-topic.

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