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    Default Ubuntu 12.10 To Further Binary Blob Handling

    Phoronix: Ubuntu 12.10 To Further Binary Blob Handling

    While things are coming to a close in Oakland at the last day of UDS-Q, there was an interesting session that concerns the future of third-party driver installation on Ubuntu 12.10 and future releases...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTEwMTY

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    Wow, Linuxant is still around?

    Wow, people still use dial-up modems?

    Wow, people still use Linuxant to use dial-up modems?

    Yeesh.

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    Yeah shocking! Imagine places that don't even have clean running water not having broadband internet. Shame on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soupbowl View Post
    Yeah shocking! Imagine places that don't even have clean running water not having broadband internet. Shame on them.
    yup tell me about it, my dad is in tanzania right now (for the peace corps) and he's living in a ridiculously povershed village where entire schools have no internet connection. my dad has internet, but its through a cell phone using an african mobile service (which is pretty much the only way anybody down there can get any internet) and the phone loses connection every other minute.


    anyways back to the topic, i'm just wondering but how much of canonical's development actually makes it back to other distros? including this, or things like the ARM improvements? i'd like to use some of these, but i don't want to install ubuntu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtbag View Post
    anyways back to the topic, i'm just wondering but how much of canonical's development actually makes it back to other distros? including this, or things like the ARM improvements? i'd like to use some of these, but i don't want to install ubuntu.
    Their ARM work is mostly through Linaro, which works upstream.

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    Basically it is possible to detect switched gfx cards even on a hd install and configure binary drivers on the fly. Thats possible with debian wheezy and should work with ubuntu as well. it is a bit tricky to show that on Linuxtag as i dont want to transport a desktop system but expect a Kanotix release with that feature or just the package needed in that timeframe. I dont get why U does not preinstall the drivers and just switch em...

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