Like I said, use what works for you; just be cautious about what distros put in pre-installs.
I just have a bitter distaste for zealouts of open source drivers. Some drivers work, a lot don't. I don't see a need to support something that isn't working, there's only so far promises can go, in the real world with real humans, you have to deliver. I think I use open source drivers for my Wacom tablet, I'm not sure. I just remember that Wacom had a link for linux drivers on some other site. I do like to play Unreal Tournament 2004, and I would rather not fiddle around with my drivers constantly. I have to use the FGLRX drivers though because I have a laptop, the Catalyst drivers made everything work perfectly, but caused my laptop to overheat, which then things started messing up.
well, sometimes there have to be zealots on both sides to balance it out; imagine where we'd be without rms, but I do use proprietary graphics card drivers. They just (at present) get the job done much better, and more importantly, let me play LOTRO.
Ah, makes sense. I guess being in a community where you're a threat to a megacorporation would make someone want to tread carefully. I removed it because of what YuiDaoreon had to say, he made a strong argument. I'm planning on re-releasing it because I still stand by my annoyance about people pushing open source hardware drivers (graphics card ones mostly) from personal experience. I just have to change some things.
About your last comic (that you've apparently removed), the reason we're worried about Mono is due to the possible (quite likely) threat of Microsoft patents. Think about it like this: ubuntu, SUSE, and other distros start including and heavily relying upon mono software. MS decides to use its patent and sues companies backing these distros out of existence, as MS considers Linux to be the major threat to its dominance (more so than Mac). True it won't destroy linux, there are plenty of traditionalist distros backed by communities, but that'll stir up a HUGE amount of FUD, and kick back quite a lot of the growth we've seen in user friendly distros over the years. Just look at what oracle's doing to google. Basically, I don't care if someone develops with mono (as long as its not all they know) we just need to keep it out of preinstalls. If someday, somehow, we find that microsoft has no patents/authority over mono, I retract my entire statement.