Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 5th Nov 2009 21:05 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y There's no right way to do it, only ideas that are better than others in certain situations. But if you had the opportunity to head up the design of a new OS, one to Put Things Right, one that could be radical enough to varnish out those UI/X bumps that have clung on for years, but practical enough to be used every day, what would you design? How would you handle application management? What about file types and compatibility? Where would you cherry pick the best bits from other OSes and where would you throw away tradition? I've tackled this challenge for myself and present (an unfinished idea): KrocOS (warning: HTML5 site, will display without CSS in IE/older browsers). OSnews Asks: What would make your perfect OS?
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Nvidia has flat out stated that they don't want to open the core of their driver.

Some companies don't want to open source their drivers because they don't want unsupported drivers floating around. They don't like the idea of someone running Joe Schmo's modfied driver and then calling the company when something goes wrong.

But as I said before the reasons are irrelevant. Hardware companies prefer to provide binary drivers that last throughout the life of a system. Linux devs can choose to work with this preference or against it.

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