Posted Apr 10, 2008 8:37 UTC (Thu) by ldo
Parent article: Discussing desktops at the Collaboration Summit
Perhaps the most telling comment came from Lenovo, which, apparently, has been asking for Linux-supported hardware "for a number of years." Free drivers are not a priority, though; the first priority is just having things work.
Free drivers are a critical part of having things work. Look at the plague of buggy drivers that infests Microsoft Windows--do we really want that?f No, we want stuff that kernel contributors can understand and maintain. Particularly after the vendor discontinues the product or goes out of business.
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