[NCLUG] Intel open source drivers

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Sun Jan 28 17:17:07 MST 2007

On Sun, Jan 28, 2007 at 04:01:22PM -0800, Matt Taggart wrote:
> Chad Perrin writes...
> > Driver availability seems to be one of the major problems of open source
> > operating system use.  In general, it has not created huge problems for
> > me, but the fact that it creates problems at all is certainly
> > suboptimal.  Once a capable, open source driver is developed, however,
> > it tends to end up being used to make open source operating systems
> > "just work", with no hassles over installing the drivers -- so there's
> > an upside, as long as there are adequate open source drivers for your
> > hardware.
> On a related note,
>  http://www.kroah.com/log/linux/ols_2006_keynote.html

Excellent reference.  Thanks for the URL -- it puts together a
comprehensive argument from a bunch of separate ideas that have been
floating around for years in an easily parsed format.

CCD CopyWrite Chad Perrin [ http://ccd.apotheon.org ]
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