@art I don't think you were wrong, and I don't think you're wrong now either. Your priorities changed, that's all.

@art There was a good reason for the GPL drivers back in the heady days of Linux.

They worked!

Chances are, proprietary drivers then worked only on a single kernel in a specific configuration (sometimes on a specific distribution .. remember the libc6 changeover?) Everything else was a crud-shoot.

Remember Winmodems and scanners? You were lucky to get them working at all.

Now, professionally, I've seen proprietary drivers in all sorts of places, working fine.

nVidia drivers always worked.

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