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CNET News: New Linux Look Fuels Old Debate

Apr 17, 2006, 14:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Efforts to bring glitzy new graphics to Linux are fueling an old conflict: Does proprietary software belong in open-source Linux?

"The issue involves software modules called drivers, which plug into the kernel at the heart of the open-source operating system. Drivers let software communicate with hardware such as network adapters, hard drives and video cards..."

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