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"With each passing month, I have watched Linux distributions avoid anything propitiatory like it was the plague. The reasons behind these actions, while admirable, have been counterproductive as commercial ready distributions, such as Xandros, SuSE and Linspire, have been more than delighted to include propitiatory drivers in the past. And to be honest, it has not been well received by those who oppose this position.

"In response, we've seen Novell flat out ban the inclusion of drivers that quite frankly add value to their distribution to the new Linux user..."

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