Major systems vendors and Linux
Posted Mar 1, 2007 20:43 UTC (Thu) by wilck
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It's a step-by-step process. First you need to get some Linux customers, and you must try not to drive them off immediately when they realize that their hardware doesn't work.
When these new users have a good primary experience, they may actually stick with Linux, and after learning a bit more, actually prefer hardware that needs no proprietary drivers.
Hardly anybody (except for RMS, perhaps) has been totally anti-proprietary all their lives. You start out small, you grow. In the beginning, people will not be ready to accept that they have to pay more for their hardware, or to make do without important parts of the functionality (such as 3d).
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