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Jan 31, 2007, 07:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)
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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..."