[opensuse] vote on Lenovo
wulfmann at tiscali.co.uk
Sun Sep 16 13:16:11 UTC 2007
Steve Lamb wrote:
> Wulfy wrote:
>> As far as I can see, the only way this would
>> hurt them is if there were a video card with open source, accelerated
>> driver available, which we could purchase *instead* of their hardware.
>> I don't know of any such hardware.
> You're also thinking too narrowly. These are laptops we're talking
> about. Video is not the only proprietary piece if equipment in a laptop.
> Sound, pointing device, networking device, all of them are often proprietary
> to fit the demanding form factor.
Ah! I only have a desktop... so am unaware of such things. The only
closed source driver on my machine (as far as I know) is the nVidia
driver supplied by linux-restricted-modules.
But surely that makes his position even worse: "don't use a laptop AT
ALL"! Which may have an impact on the manufacturers, but would make
many people's job impossible.
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