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Re: [gNewSense-users] A user's view

From: Guilherme Vieira
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] A user's view
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2013 03:27:53 -0200

I am aware I can hack my way through those systems and kind of live with them. You do realize, however, that there's a bigger problem in the big picture here, though, right? That's what I'm talking about. How do we deal with that? Time alone won't do it. I know GNU has evolved a lot during all this time, but it's had enough time to mature enough to become as good as non-libre software. It hasn't. So what went wrong?

Atenciosamente / Sincerely,
Guilherme Prá Vieira

On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 3:22 AM, Quiliro Ordóñez Baca <address@hidden> wrote:

El 26/12/13 23:57, Guilherme Vieira escribió:
> So I updated the kernel to one I found somewhere and those problems
> were gone. I have also tried to stick to one of the browsers that came
> bundled with the system: Epiphany, IceWeasel, and IceCat. None was
> remotely sane. Some of them could not play animated GIFs. Others
> displayed texts with awful fonts with lots of alias. So I threw them
> all away, installed Mozilla Firefox, and never looked back.

So most of your problems came from either not installing something (in
Parabola) or kernel related or older software. The first problem is
solved by learning (and making many mistakes). The second problem is
better solved with a newer kernel or by contributing to have better
hardware support in the kernel (reverse engineering hardware drivers).
And the third is solved by either using a bleeding edge distro such as
Parabola or by compiling the newest packages. I think that a good
compromise is Trisquel if you do not have the necessary knowledge to
hack GNU. Of course that you have to deal with hardware that will not
work with libre (free as in freedom) software. But that is just how it
is if you want to keep your freedom. :-)

I think that you should check your log files and search the Internet to
find a solution to your HDMI monitor problem.

Hope these comments help.

Quito, Ecuador, South America, America, World, Solar System, Milkiway,

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