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: Choice..?
by Bonus on Wed 19th Apr 2006 12:14 UTC in reply to "Choice..?"
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You should read more on the subject. It's extemely difficult or costly to develop for closed hardware. It goes against the open source business model of recycled software from the community or others who don't have that much money to fix things. Where is the innovation?

Why do you want some large corperation to control and do everthing for you? Repairmen and startups need to work as well not just some large company.

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