Linux still gets an "F" for Drivers!
Posted on: 02/05/2000 12:03 AM

You ever wonder why there is a general lack of drivers for Linux? While it is getting better it is still not enough. This article from PC World News tries to explains the lack of drivers from vendors for Linux.
Much of the Linux community subscribes to the philosophy that software should be free--in the sense that you can "run, copy, distribute, study, change, and improve the software," according to Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation.

But information on how a hardware device works may not be free, since it can incorporate a vendor's most precious trade secrets.
Read the whole article here.






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