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
"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..."