[Ubuntu-BD] উবুন্টু কি ফ্রি সফটওয়্যার নয়
nasim.haque at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 10:21:36 UTC 2012
2012/2/6 Junayeed Ahnaf Nirjhor <zombiegenerator at aol.com>:
> Yes you're talking about Binary Blob. This is somewhat necessary to ensure
> the out-of-the-box experience the users seek. They care less about free and
> open source which doesn't get any real work done (most of the typical users
> have athreos wlan on their laptop whose driver is not open source).
I can understand the frustration of these binary blobs for usual/cheap
desktop/laptop users. But please do not be so harsh about it. It's not
the Linux' fault that some hardware company do not play nicely with
other OSes than Windows. Linux devs try hard to make it all happen but
without the help of the actual vendor it is a difficult task.
I know users do not care (or even know) about other OSes than Windows
that can be run on their device. They just buy one which runs Windows
out-of-the-box. Sadly, it is also true sometimes when users need to
re-install/rescue a Windows machine, they have to go through the
painful hunting process of preferred driver for their hardware.
M. Nasimul Haque
Appliansys, Coventry, UK
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