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The Importance of Purity on the Linux Desktop

Jul 21, 2008, 17:16 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Hardware companies shouldn't depend on software implementations to make their products competitive, nor should they have to worry about the Linux kernel internals, he explained. Rather, "they should just make the best hardware they can make and tell everybody else how to use it (as in, release the specs so Linux drivers can be written by Linux programmers)."

"For "userland" applications, however, the question is much less critical -- "mostly because it is easier to switch to an alternative," Mhall119 said."

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