A stable driver ABI would lead to more proprietary drivers and nobody wants that.
Proprietary drivers are usually only supported for a few years before the vendor drops them to increase the sales of new hardware.
In the meantime, almost all libre drivers in Linux enjoy support for decades, on a large number of system architectures.
RMS has been one of the most important men of the last 50 years or so.
His contribution to society is immense.
We need more like him to fight for our freedom.
Just imagine a world with only proprietary software.
Locked into golden prisons.
What's the inherent advantage of x86 over ARM?
"Movies are best watched on cell phones."
- David Lynch
Why do people still think that taking an antique computer and adding Linux is such an amazing thing?
This is a 7 year old laptop - and while someone may have replaced all the batteries with new ones, dismantled it and cleaned the internals with an air duster, and cleaned up the case it's still a diverted piece of e-waste.
Charging people $320 for something that probably cost them less than $50 to acquire is gouging - especially when people have problems with them.
I assume your time is worth nothing and the new batteries are free.
Like putting too much air in a balloon!
It seems that the law firm got the IP addresses by running ads on RedTube
There's an ongoing investigation and criminal complaint against the responsible lawyer Daniel Sebastian.
You can turn recent Nvidia Geforce cards into Quadros by removing and adding 1 or 2 resistors.
The resistors simply encode the PCI device ID.
Never heard of yeeloong.
Yeeloong made the only laptops with 100% free software for a long time.
Stallman uses a Yeeloong Lemote netbook.
It's not a significant problem because the repository is signed with OpenPGP.
aptitude displays a big red warning if there are unknown signatures in in your repository.
actually have commercial driver support
You mean proprietary drivers that only work on one or two architectures and seize to be supported when new hardware generations need to be sold.