And it's quite likely that the open source drivers will not be as capable or high performance as the proprietary drivers.
He was the head until he revealed this ridiculous hunch of his, and that's when they made him "former"
The project ended in 2002
If you want Linux to gain acceptance, you need to stop with the hyperbole and start accepting the truth. The truth is:
- There is no common way to install and remove software. - There is no stable base to write drivers (thus no hardware support) - There are too many distros with too many proprietary ways of doing things. Too many proprietary repositories, too many proprietary package systems, to many proprietary filesystem layouts.
To be honest, Linux doesn't need to gain acceptance. It already has it, you just don't see it. It will never be on the desktop pc of the common user but the desktop pc as we know it won't last long. On different devices users interact with linux without problems because the point is not the underlaying operating system but the interface you interact with. Android is an example, the average user's Sony camera is another, and so many others. And you can't even say there's not hardware support, as in facts, Linux runs on old and modern pc hardware, on cameras, on network equip and appliances of all kinds, on ip phones, on mobile phones, on 87% of supercomputers, on consoles, etc. Oh, and there are no proprietary things in linux distributions.
"Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." -- Bernard Berenson