being usefull for Ubuntu: vote for Ubuntu

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Sep 17 17:38:49 UTC 2007

Mario Vukelic wrote:

> On Mon, 2007-09-17 at 10:42 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> You can STILL
>> create a COMPLETELY free desktop environment, with Ubuntu
> Yeah, but then it won't work on a Lenovo laptop when they aim it at
> standard Ubuntu, which uses binary-only drivers.

Huh?  You guys are completely missing the point.  The Ubuntu disc _includes_
binary drivers.  Ubuntu, however,  does not need to use binary drivers. 
_Hardware_ requires those drivers.  If Lenovo were convinced not to use
hardware that required binary drivers, they could install a completely free
version of Ubuntu - not even including "restricted" in the sources.list. 
It's NOT an OS issue - it's a hardware one.

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