The article is correct
Posted Mar 30, 2012 22:49 UTC (Fri) by fre
In reply to: The article is correct
Parent article: Free is too expensive (Economist)
Just an anecdote. Or a Rant.
Around last October went shopping for a new laptop. For the budget i had my choices were between two similar ones except for:
a) Intel CPU and Wifi, Nvidia graphics card
b) AMD CPU, BCM Wifi, Radeon graphics card
Option B was 50€ more expensive, but thinking that AMD released specs and Broadcom is funding open drivers i decided to go for this option.
As a result, my wifi cant work with the open source drivers and i wasn't able to make the closed ones work with custom compiled kernels. The graphics card somehow works, but with the closed drivers is crashy, with the open ones i can fry eggs in my laptop.
Now, i know the fault isn't much on Linux kernel. But whatever, so much for hardware support in linux, 2012 AD.
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