[LinuxBIOS] Advice for buying a new and not-obsolete workstation?
a1426z at gawab.com
Fri Nov 10 12:10:50 CET 2006
Dave Crossland wrote:
> On 10/11/06, Richard Smith <smithbone at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Sorry bad choice of words on my part.. I meant not fully open source and
> > not totally free of binary cruft.
> > http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=115536806403908&w=2
> Ouch. When he says, "The driver remains completely functional in the
> absense of the binary piece", surely some functionality is missing -
> what is this? I don't understand enough (yet) to know from that post
It means that you get basic access to the device w/o being able to take
advantage of the more advanced features. Probably due to them
subcontracting a third-party to do the advanced stuff.
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