Say What You Want From Us But Not What we Don't Want to Hear
Nov 06, 2008, 14:05 (1 Talkback[s])
"Of course, people will just say "Why do you ask for specs or
opensource drivers ? It's all fully supported by Linux!"
Not everyone uses GNU/Linux. Yes, you've had to learn the hard
way that there wasn't only Windows, but also GNU/Linux. Now it
might be time to learn there is not only Linux in the FOSS world.
There are actually many, many "Operating System" (you'll understand
that term one day...): AmigaOS, AROS, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD,
Minix, Syllable, GNU/Hurd, V2OS, MiNT, ReactOS, FreeDOS, Haiku...,
each with their own pros and cons, but each with their own reason
of existing in the software ecosystem. Thinking a single OS for
everyone is enough is foolish. It's because there are so many
different projects with different goals that innovation can really
happen, because people exchange ideas and code. That's called
technodiversity, and was the conclusion of my talk(fr) at the last
RMLL in july...
Not everyone uses Linux on x86. Yeah you know there are other
architectures out there... And since half of the "supported by
Linux" hardware is actually supported by the means of a binary blob
with an "open" kernel glue, this scam only works on Linux on x86.
No problem for x86 motherboards, sure, but well video cards, NICs,
wifi cards and others... Just try to use them even in Linux on