Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Sep 2010 17:40 UTC, submitted by kragil
Linux Ahem. I just had to write that all-caps headline. Broadcom's wireless chips - used by just about everybody in this industry - have been a major pain in the bum for Linux users, because the company did not release open source drivers. Workarounds had to be created, lots of pain was had in the process, but now, Broadcom has finally seen the light: they have open sourced their wireless Linux drivers.
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RE[4]: Great news...
by sorpigal on Fri 10th Sep 2010 17:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Great news..."
sorpigal
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Look, Hans, the X server is a certified piece of crap. Unfortunately nothing better exists. Thus we have to make do with this abomination.

This is a falsehood too often repeated, so much so that some probably think it's true. X has problems, but so does any large block of code.

Do you actually have a basis for this fallacy or are you just parroting what other people say because "I can do $a in Windows but I don't know how to do it in X! I'll bet that $b feature of X that I don't use is the cause, therefore I'm sure it's not worth having! QED, X sucks." If this sounds like you then please stop talking about X.

Please! Give me a break! Nvidia works. Now. Case closed.

I agree, which is why for years I have bought nVidia cards despite them being closed source. I am not Stallman; works trumps doesn't work. In the future I won't do this, because when I have works+closed and works+open I'll take the latter, even if it has a few more bugs.

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