"#4: Your distribution relies on closed source drivers
"I have plenty of Linux friends who always have and always will
refuse to use a distribution that installs anything that is closed
or proprietary. Fortunately, for those users, there are Linux
distributions that are 100% free -- such as Mandriva Free. Mandriva
Free is advertised as the "purely" free software edition of
Mandriva. Using the "free" edition has its pros and cons. Of
course, you would be using all free software and could compute with
a clean conscience. But with the "free" edition comes the
possibility of having to do a little work to get things working
completely. Still, if you are a Linux and open source purist, using
a distribution that is free from closed source applications will
certainly appeal to you."
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