On Thu, Nov 25, 2004 at 10:49:12PM +0000, John Madden wrote:
> I don't see it that way. Certainly I could've picked a better one, but
> when the hardware is supported (my view of the word), I'm happy. In the
> end, I still want a working desktop.
and you have one. now. but 4 years from now, will those drivers work
with the 2.6 kernel?
what if you get a gadget (disk, camera, phone, ???) that also has
binary drivers? the graphics card has drivers for set X of linux kernel
versions and the gadget has drivers for set Y of the linux kernel -
and those sets don't intersect.
my mom has an imac running mac os 9.x. the horror of drivers and os
versions is only growing worse where one or both are binary only.
you're right to say that linux is better in terms of hardware support.
but binary drivers undermine that support in everything but the short
kevin at ie.suberic.nethttp://ie.suberic.net/~kevin/
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!