Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Will Include Proprietary Drivers

The next version of our favorite Linux distribution Ubuntu 7.04 is scheduled for release on April 19, 2007 and will include proprietary drivers to help Ubuntu emphasize on desktop effects and multimedia enablement.

Read more at DesktopLinux.com.

What’s your view on this move?

5 responses to “Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Will Include Proprietary Drivers”

  1. Srikanth says :

    Its better atleast with drivers for the win-modems, connectivity is important and in most cases it stops from users migrating to ubuntu / linux. And hope there is a better support for my ATI in feisty fawn. Are they gonna stop shipping?? or wll 7.04 be shipped through canonical. missing edgy now 😦 (downloading takes hell a lot of time :()

  2. Kevin Guertin says :

    Yeah… Just like my ATI card and Logitech keyboard/mouse combo is preventing me from migrating completely to Ubuntu/Linux.

  3. Juan Melendez says :

    This is a milestone decision by Ubuntu. As “anti-proprietary” as I may feel, this is a necessary move in the adoption of linux. GO-UBUNTU-GO! 🙂

  4. Mike says :

    For me the main reason I haven’t gone to linux fulltime is the lack of wifi WPA-PSK. Until it can basically work out-of-the-box (without any configuration outside of setting the pass-code inside a gui window) I can’t go to Ubuntu fulltime (and I refuse to have to jump through hoops to make it work when Windows supports it out-of-box.

    Once I got this feature, I can go to linux fulltime and I will, but NEVER before.

  5. wha? says :

    WPA-PSK works just fine. If you can’t be bothered to spend a minute and tweak a couple of files, you will probably make a poor and frustrated Linux user, and are best off with something that always holds your hand.

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