Web/wiki page for free software drivers explanation?

Phil Bull philbull at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 11:36:11 BST 2007

Hi Pitti,

On Wed, 2007-09-19 at 12:30 +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:
> we still need to add a link to restricted-manager [1] which points to
> a web or wiki page with explanations about free and proprietary
> drivers for hardware, This is part of the driver education spec [2].
> We need something that explains in non-tech-savvy words why some
> hardware is hard or impossible to support with free software, and why
> others works well (vendor support, etc.), and thereby which kind of
> hardware should be preferred when buying new stuff.
> Right now the closes is [3], but it isn't suitable for end users at
> all. Does anyone have a better page at hand, or would like to create
> one?

Type `yelp ghelp:hardware#restricted-manager` into a terminal. Is any of
the information there of any use? It would be very easy to convert to
HTML, or of course it could be linked to directly from a Help button in



Phil Bull

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