DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-07
Re: NVIDIA FreeBSD Kernel Feature Requests, interesting info for dfly?
Dimitri Kovalov wrote:
You have it backwards. The reason BSD is all 'black boxes'
is that it is not competitive or good in the video area.
Apple can make it work because they sell the whole box and
can control the hardware. But the open-source OSes don't
have the resources to support video. It would be a good
thing to have a model where vendors could easily take their
windows drivers and make them work with BSD as a module.
You know that vendors will make drivers for windows, so
making it easy for them to port to your OS is good for
Its time for open sourcers to realize they can't do
everything themselves. I don't care if a driver is binary
if it works. I want to have options.
A binary driver on a system doing public services?
Not on my box! That's about the most important reasons why my windows
servers are always in a DMZ and my OSS boxes are mostly not. But for
anything else I'll say yes that would be convenient. However I lost the
faith in manufactures creating good drivers, whether they are windows or
anything else, but I guess that most manufacturers don't want to provide
too much specs or source because then it's quite easy to see what a mess
they sometimes make of their hardware.