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CNET News: New Linux Look Fuels Old Debate

“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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