Major systems vendors and Linux
Posted Mar 1, 2007 13:17 UTC (Thu) by vonbrand
In reply to: Major systems vendors and Linux
Parent article: Major systems vendors and Linux
Linux itself (and the major distributions too) is 100% open. The "non-open" parts are not Linux.
You might well be happy now with the "0.1% non-open stuff", but just try to update the software on the machine (or migrate to another distribution), and you'll learn about pain. Then consider that the binary blobs will be abandoned (together with the hardware) in some 2 or 3 years time, and your perfectly working machine becomes a brick (or worse, is running obsolete, security-wise bug-ridden software).
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