...it's only advantage is being Open?
I can see how many people may not see a great cost/benefits ratio there...
The main advantage of being open is long term support. Graphics card drivers are quickly abandoned by AMD once they are a few years old. So their newer drivers don't support old cards, and older proprietary drivers don't support new kernels. So your only solution when using an old card (pre HD series) with a new operating system is to use the open source driver. The problem is not limited to Linux. On Windows, AMD issues "legacy" drivers for older cards but they are not thoroughly tested. So while they fix compatibility with some software, they break it with others that were working great with the old drivers... Worse, there's no support for them. On my Linux distro, while using open source Radeon drivers, performance keeps improving with each new version.
We should have continued building and updating designs over the last 30 or 40 years, but anti-nuclear nuts have left us all pretty damn screwed.
Blaming anti-nuclear people for the lack of upgrades/maintenance of existing nuclear plants is wrong.
The real problem is that energy companies don't allocate enough money to that matter. As long as it works and produces energy, they keep maintenance to a minimum level to maximize profits.
.....if Microsoft employees can ditch Google.
Aren't Google searches redirected to Bing inside Microsoft offices? I remember reading this somewhere... Is it true?
If computers take over (which seems to be their natural tendency), it will serve us right. -- Alistair Cooke