Re: True state of support for 12" iBook G4
On Mon, Nov 01, 2004 at 05:30:01PM +0100, Jérôme Marant wrote:
> Guido Guenther <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > On Mon, Nov 01, 2004 at 01:21:57PM +0100, Jérôme Marant wrote:
> >> Guido Guenther <email@example.com> writes:
> >> > On Sun, Oct 31, 2004 at 10:48:54AM +0100, Jérôme Marant wrote:
> >> >> > And non-free sucks even more. It is like admiting that close source drivers
> >> >> > for ATI cards are good enough. Then they dont work on your iBook and people
> >> >> > complain.
> >> >>
> >> >> Non-free sucks. But non-free drivers is better than no driver at all.
> >> > Depends pretty much on your point of view.
> >> Yes, but only prior to buying hardware.
> > Nope even afterwards. What is the worth of a binary driver that only
> > works on kernel 2.4 (like the modem driver for the pbooks). This really
> > affects you _after_ buying the hardware.
> Of course. But what point of view are you talking about?
That a non-free driver is better than none at all. It's simply not true
in many cases. See the above example.