[opensuse] vote on Lenovo

Wulfy 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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