View Full Version : Linux Driver Model or Why Open Source Drivers Matter

June 23rd, 2008, 05:00 PM
Interesting read at the linux foundation website.
It may be a little technical depending on your background but is very clearly written.
It gives good insight into why open source drivers are not only better but necessary in linux.
It also explains why a kernel upgrade may break your NVidia but your Radeon (NOT fglrx) doesn't skip a beat.


Optional reading: comparison of Intel/NVidia/ATI graphics driver strategy.


Mr. Picklesworth
June 23rd, 2008, 05:39 PM
Ooh, that's quite educational. Thanks, Methuselah!

Added it to my ammo against Linux-doubters :)

June 23rd, 2008, 07:10 PM
Thanks Methuselah :)

Interesting reading :idea:

June 23rd, 2008, 08:11 PM
Added it to my ammo against Linux-doubters :)

It's actually good ammo against the "I have no problems using non-free stuff" (read: I do, but I don't know that I do) crowd.