[Mageia-dev] Teamviewer and X86_64 build . . .

Michel Catudal michelcatudal at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 01:11:38 CET 2011

Le 29/11/2011 17:37, Johnny A. Solbu a écrit :
> On Tuesday 29 November 2011 03:47, Michel Catudal wrote:
>> The proper course is to provide some proprietary driver when it is impossible to have a good free alternative.
> That is a matter of oppinion.
> In my oppinion the proper solution is to seek out hardware in which there are free drivers. And I know for a fact that there are many out there who believe the same. The most visible one beeing RMS. :-)=
> And I do recognice it migth be hard to do in practice.
> so I have learned to live without graphics accelleration and 3D.
Good for you but most of us do not want to do away with a good display for religious reason. I can't blame Nvidia to be concerned about getting their technology stolen so for me using a proprietary driver is far from being an issue, I don't care.

I can give you an example. A  bit over 20 years ago I designed a mill counter. Everything was secret but to my surprise I saw a Sony Mill Counter at a show that was identical in looks to my new design which was state of the art with custom designed VFD 
display where everyone else was still using 7 segments LED.
We were presenting our new product at the show and no one outside the company had ever seen it so we thought. Even our vendors had no clue about the product as I chose the name with a dart thrown on a map of the USA. They must have paid one of our managers 
for pictures.


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