Posts Tagged ‘ubuntu’

Ubuntu: Bridging the gap of linux usability

GNU license (whether 1 or 2 or…) makes sense to few. But whats more important in this world is compatibility. As Linux grows, the arrogance of few are blocking the freedom that comes with it. Its sad when somebody giving something as “free” also wants people using it to be bound by their philosophy, its like a religion being forced upon others.

Recently bought a PCI-express gigabit ethernet card(Agere chipset ET1310)].  I put it in linux (secretly  praying for a stable driver), reboot and pop goes ubuntu, restricted driver found, turns out the restricted driver is put up, under BSD license. And so another day goes by where ubuntu saves countless hours of setup time and futile searching and debugging, thanx to a few people who can accept other people for not following their philosophy as bible.