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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu has come under a decent amount of flack over the past few months, particularly over their decision to use the 'Dash Search' to return results from Amazon by default in their most recent release.
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chithanh
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2006-06-18

To all of you screaming "fragmentation": The competition of ideas can lead to better solutions than design by committee which happens when everybody works on the same project. Best examples of this are AES and IPSec, the latter suffering from the complexity introduced by the committee effect.[1]

The only ones who need to worry about Mir are the people who use the AMD/NVidia proprietary drivers. It seems that Ubuntu is pulling a Google Chrome/Flash/PPAPI style stunt here, which could ultimately lead to the those drivers shifting attention away from X.org. But frankly, those who buy hardware that depends on proprietary drivers have not deserved any better.

[1] http://www.schneier.com/paper-ipsec.html

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

But frankly, those who buy hardware that depends on proprietary drivers have not deserved any better.


Ah, the good, old "my way or the highway" - mentality.

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chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

Ah, the good, old "my way or the highway" - mentality.

Nah, I am not calling for users of proprietary drivers to be expelled from free software projects.

It's more like demonstratively not caring about them. Or as Linus Torvalds put it best:
I want people to know that when they use binary-only modules, it's THEIR problem. I want people to know that in their bones, and I want it shouted out from the rooftops. I want people to wake up in a cold sweat every once in a while if they use binary-only modules.
http://lwn.net/1999/0211/a/lt-binary.html

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