[LinuxBIOS] Advice for buying a new and not-obsolete workstation?

Ward Vandewege ward at gnu.org
Fri Nov 10 14:05:20 CET 2006

On Fri, Nov 10, 2006 at 02:10:50PM +0300, Al Boldi wrote:
> 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.

Anyone know what exactly the advanced stuff is?


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