_Compared_ to having it in tree. That's all I've ever said.
> That is the fallacy. In fact it cannot possibly negatively affect the desired outcome, which is to have a working driver.
Compared to not having it at all, sure.
> That is a funny example because I have exactly the opposite experience with an embedded project. It is not possible to buy a working camera for it because its kernel can't practically be upgraded.
Why can't it be upgraded? Because of an out-of-tree driver? :-D
> And even with a modern kernel, I can't find a single webcam from Fry's to work on my Linux desktop.
I find that unlikely :-) I've bought 4 webcams randomly, 2 built into laptops, and all just worked in linux.
> I don't get it. Why would you have to re-install Windows for a single driver?
Nah, I meant that if I re-install, for an unrelated reason, then I have trouble getting the drivers.
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