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RE: Dear Fedora Community, what do you want?



There's a good pint here regarding fiscal issues.  I may easily be mistaken
but didn't I hear that Linux systems are now more prevalent than Macintosh
systems?  That may have been over all (Including servers and TIVO) but I am
certain the Linux desktop will eventually overtake Macintosh for the number
2 desktop spot.

Matthew


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> From: 	Andy Green
> Reply To: 	For users of Fedora Core releases
> Sent: 	Thursday, June 3, 2004 12:58 PM
> To: 	For users of Fedora Core releases
> Subject: 	Re: Dear Fedora Community, what do you want?
> 
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> On Thursday 03 June 2004 16:52, Scott Sloan wrote:
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> > I know nothing is for certain (besides: death and taxes  :) but I would
> > like to write the email just to get the issue out there. so I'm asking
> > What do we want from manufactures? Just great stable drivers? GPL
> > drivers? And How can we convince them that writing drivers for Linux is
> > worth their time?
> 
> They don't have to write the drivers for Linux: if you look on sf people
> have 
> done amazing work reverse-engineering protocols and making their own
> drivers.
> 
> What they should do is
> 
>  - document their hardware registers/protocols openly, and / or 
> 
>  - provide code for core driver functionality in a way that is OS
> independent, 
> not sample code but the actual core code from the Windows driver
> 
> Then coders can come to the device hugely empowered to make a really
> superior 
> driver, not from backbreaking puzzling out functionality but from real
> docs 
> or real code.
> 
> Linux people are all the time trying to figure out which vendor to buy
> devices 
> from for good Linux support, a vendor announcing this strategy is
> guaranteed 
> to get my money if their device is decent and decently priced.
> 
> - -Andy
> 
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