Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Trust the World's Fastest VPN with Your Internet Security & Freedom - A Lifetime Subscription of PureVPN at 88% off. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. ×

Comment Re:It's just more "Shut up" software (Score 1) 159

Trouble is that when the driver is buggy, version-specific (herein lies its biggest problem and the biggest issue with being binary-only), -and- they're holding their cards close to their chest, well, they're not doing themselves any favours either 'cos it means they're doing Linux development half in the dark (99% of their development team is still Windows-oriented and will remain that way). By making the thing binary-only, they're screwing themselves out of the best development team they could have, namely the people who, whether for money or whatever, deal with and develop for Linux on a daily basis, and therefore know the APIs they're developing for and so on.

Personally, I'm inclined to stay with the consensus on this one, that it's not enough. Granted, Creative's worried about their proprietary information and so on, but why have they been dominant up to this point? Not because they alone implement the standard, but because they provide the best, most compatible implementation. Opening it up gets the developer base, gives Linux users a good reason to buy an SBLive, and while it opens up the interface to competitors, it also means that people are going to take the time to make that driver something worth using.

Slashdot Top Deals

The next person to mention spaghetti stacks to me is going to have his head knocked off. -- Bill Conrad

Working...