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[5]: My answer is YES
by raver31 on Tue 18th Apr 2006 22:46 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: My answer is YES"
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maybe so....

but, Windows will do none of the above out of the box. It is well behind Linux as a desktop. I gave examples of a few things Windows could not do, you replied back with

1: 3rd party add-on support
2: Saving in a non standard format
3: Expecting people to buy a manufactured PC
4: Not all driver CDs work.. and you know that.

No way is it a better user experience,,,, it is an experience,,,, but not a good one.
I stick with Suse 10 thank you.

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RE[6]: My answer is YES
by sappyvcv on Tue 18th Apr 2006 22:50 in reply to "RE[5]: My answer is YES"
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Users know how to put a CD/DVD. How is that not a better experience?

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