Non-free drivers (Re: Invitation to ubuntu developers)

Toby Smithe toby.smithe at
Thu Nov 30 22:48:12 GMT 2006

On Thu, 2006-11-30 at 14:43 -0800, Doug Rintoul wrote:
> Tim Schmidt wrote:
> > That concept in itself is fairly dynamic.  I'm of the opinion that so
> > long as Ubuntu can install itself and get to the net with Free
> > drivers, that should be enough to meet everyone's needs.  The
> > installation of non-free software can be performed at that point
> > (because...  you are installed, and have net access).
> >
> >   
> What do you do for those how are, um, network challenged? I know many of
> those who would like to install Ubuntu on their systems but do not have
> reliable internet access. How do you ensure that they are not disadvantaged?

This is a very good question. Unix systems were designed from the ground
up as network operating systems, unlike Windows. This means that they
function much better when connected to the network. This wasn't the
answer you were looking for, I know, but it's an answer ;)

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