X.org, distributors, and proprietary modules
Posted Aug 15, 2006 15:05 UTC (Tue) by wilck
In reply to: X.org, distributors, and proprietary modules
Parent article: X.org, distributors, and proprietary modules
Your argument appeals to nobody but die-hard Linux fans. Normal users will ask their local PC dealer, who will tell them that NVidia/ATI's the best, and that NVidia/ATI "support Linux". They will find similar information on the Web, too (not on LWN, of course). That's why "everyone else didn't do the same" as you did.
I find it understandable that GPL compliance of drivers is not the first priority criterion for some people when buying hardware. Even for those who know about the problems with proprietary video drivers, their FPS performance may be tempting.
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