Posted Dec 6, 2005 19:43 UTC (Tue) by dash2
Parent article: Linux in a binary world... a doomsday scenario
Fair enough this seems a worry, but I just want to be the dissenter here. What the community has now is not working. I speak as a 5 year Linux user whose next computer will run Windows. Why? Because I'd rather have their half-assed binary drivers, written by hardware companies who don't know how to, than no driver at all because (1) the hardware company would have to lose IP so (2) we wait for a private individual to write a driver but (3) even when someone does, it takes ages to get into the kernel and longer still into distributions.
The desktop is OK and the UI is improving a lot but I am just sick and tired of spending days to make hardware work. My idealism has run out.
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