Hey, cmmon, just because I off the link for several days does mean nothing. You don't seat here all day either.
While people do care much more about present, but breaking(!), patented, uncorrectable, closed-down, very possibly monopole, unmodifiable commercial proprietary solution; they will opt in for opensource commercial solution if it matches in performance.
When you start talking about consumables or even medical - please hold proprietary software from there.
Because 85% of illness cases in America is due to bullshit food. The food that is grown on closed down recipes and people simply get ill from it, but its all masked. Palm oil, transgenfat, genetically modified mais, rice, soy, vegetables, seeds that do not reproduce in plants & at same time damage the normal seeds, animals feed by ridiculously crazy amount of antibiotics - so they survive is extremely bactericide hostile and dirty farms, animals becoming food from the rests of their own kind, mixed with grow hormones. When a person eats such meat its gonna super-size in next 3 years regardless of how it cares about himself. Why? Because its all closed source! No one can traceback whats really inside! No one can really check what they are consuming. No one can visit the factory. No one can trust in formula, even if its given - the formula of subcomponents is masked. Have you seen food with soy? Yes, because cancer-provoking genetically modified soy is cheap as dirt - you throw 1% of meat and 99% of soy and you get "meal". But it does not look like meat, nor tastes like meat! Throw cancer-provoking color agents and cancer-provoking glutamate and you get a deal! 5% of people will land with allergy from such meal, 20% of people will get cancer in 10 years because of this meal and the rest will have their internal organs trashed (even more). But industry does not care, because its under the error-rate and it makes profit FOR THEM. Why? Because "the glass" is smoked.
But wait there is more! What about aluminum and mercury used as preservatives for bacteria and viruses (grown on dead biomass) for inoculation of born babies???? With the fact that no active-type inoculation has EVER helped against infection - if you remove the supportive tests that were payed (AND OWNED) by pharmacy industry itself?! A lot of babies (hundred thousands on Europe scale) DIE yearly because of inoculation that is nor proven neither its components are tracked and open to everyone.
You really want to handle your life to windows machine? I wish you luck, cause I will not.
They do not want, because they fear competition(where competition and themself already disasm and steal from each other), because they fear to more advanced systems emerge due to no lobby possible - systems that invest the money RIGHT into their development, systems that have nothing to cover because you require exact same amount of HEAVY work to achieve it, and not into hidden corporate money cases.
And cards are not usable with drivers - good hardware x mediocre driver == mediocre hardware x good driver
You are paying your money to electrical company if your driver performs mediocre.
You could have spend this money into improving the driver, but AMD refuses.
Tip: It is a international crowd of Joes done that in multimedia stores. One Joe may be a fanboy, but 4 billion of Joes are a force to be reckoned with.
Another tip: FSF has nothing major to do with Open Source or Free Software. They are a supportive organization and not command center.
Another tip: Nerdism has nothing to do with OS or license.
Whats working with it? 3D is on OpenGL2 level with a lot of missing parts. There is no video acceleration. No GPGPU. Multimonitor? - I have not tested it yet, but I will. Before I exchange this card to nvidia, because I like buying new working performance hardware that works.
If (amd) opensource driver works as nvidia closed source - this will change things.
Or if (amd) opensource driver is SUPPORTED BY COMPANY so it actually HAS a possibility to achive performance and feature state. And NOT on donations, but on serious support - this will change. And you don't try make another pun out of "serious support" like 0.1% marketshare etc crap, because nvidia already achieved this. Not everywhere, and they are proprietary - and exactly this is the opportunity for concurrence.
The problem with absence of stable ABI within kernel and this ABI might complicate and slow things down adding extra binary mess to the system(remember DLL hell?), that put - new kernel with new drivers is small price for advantages. Anyway its decision of linux kernel developers, not marketing boys, so it must be correct.
See this article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrace...and_extinguish
A match! No? Ahaha, buy more windows supporting hardware, buy more windows copies(!!!), buy more windows games, go support your destiny! And even if there is a billiard crowd of sheep, those are still sheep.
We spend our time arguing and talking, but the result is someone paying money somewhere and something being implemented for that reason. That is what matters, right? Now look here:
Now with LinuxBIOS/CoreBoot coming to mainboards it will be even more *fun*!
2nd possible:We must hire whole China to work for our drivers ON FREE basis! (They are actually been doing this already, but its another story)
Human work ALWAYS costs money, which is FINE and which is NOT RELATED to proprietary.We must purchase products that guarantee our money land on opensource development by THEIR crew (+ a bit of our input, + a bit of other opensource company input).
And to people that think I'm bashing opensource (for whatever reason) - I'm not.
I'm stating the obvious things:
1. to have decent result from humans you have to put there money.
2. to make money work an efficient and clean mechanism should be organized.
3. those who support this should really stand behind their words and not claim one thing and in reality pay for another.
4. the whole model should be overseen and a crowd of Joes will not make it. Nor government will save you. You should save yourself - isn't this something repeated since pharaoh age?
My nick is still "Crazycheese" and comes from "yumminess" of 10year Gouda(if it interests you). So really, crazy tasty cheese.