LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Blogs
User Name
Password

Notices


Old

Device Firmware and "Freedom"

Posted 01-24-2020 at 07:53 AM by cynwulf
Updated 01-24-2020 at 06:14 PM by cynwulf

This comes up now and again, so I thought I would write a quick piece on it (and also quote a relevant mailing list posting from someone "in the know" as it were with regards to such matters).

First of all lets look at some of the terminology commonly used:

Device Driver

Code which interfaces with a device - a software interface to a hardware device which is specific to the host OS and the device in question. Device drivers can be released...
Senior Member
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 540 Comments 0 cynwulf is offline
Old

The decline and fall of the Linux forum - Episode V : You can't "educate" people, so just give up...

Posted 07-02-2018 at 10:56 AM by cynwulf
Updated 02-04-2020 at 06:30 PM by cynwulf (test)

The decline and fall of the Linux forum - Episode V : You can't "educate" people, so just give up...

Foreword

This was broken off from Episode IV and spun off into it's own episode. Episode IV had accumulated lots of addendum sections and become far to sprawling as a result, plus Episode IV had a "theme" and the below content wasn't it. The first piece was written some time late last year and the last parts earlier this year, I have only tidied...
Senior Member
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 1455 Comments 3 cynwulf is offline
Old

The decline and fall of the Linux forum - Episode IV and a half : fleeing to BSD...?

Posted 12-29-2017 at 04:45 PM by cynwulf
Updated 10-07-2019 at 06:14 AM by cynwulf

What is a "*BSD"?

Full and complete operating systems derived from Berkeley UNIX (not just a kernel).

Some further reading:

http://bsd.org/
https://www.netbsd.org/about/
https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.IS...k/history.html
https://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq1.html#WhatIs
https://www.dragonflybsd.org/history/

What isn't "BSD"?

"BSD" is not Linux, not...
Senior Member
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 331 Comments 0 cynwulf is offline
Old

The decline and fall of the Linux forum - Episode IV : Sadly Linux got popular

Posted 01-09-2017 at 08:40 AM by cynwulf
Updated 11-27-2019 at 09:40 AM by cynwulf

The decline and fall of the Linux forum - Episode IV : Sadly Linux got popular...

(...and what you can't do about it)

Foreword

This may be the final instalment. I wasn't going to write this one at all. In fact after the last one, I left various Linux forums for quite a while and perhaps during that time, things cooled off, or perhaps I did not feel the urge to publish my thoughts on this. But as issues with Linux forum culture and certain types of...
Senior Member
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 2532 Comments 4 cynwulf is offline
Old

The decline and fall of the Linux forum - Episode III : The Microsoft 'x86 Monopoly'

Posted 08-11-2016 at 08:45 AM by cynwulf
Updated 03-15-2021 at 01:05 PM by cynwulf

Foreword

And here we go again with another opinion piece and long awaited 3rd instalment in this acclaimed series... As with the award winning "decline and fall of the linux forum" and it's sequel, this is merely a platform for some theorising and surmising and exploring just what drives people to participate in such mediums. The fact remains however that we can surmise and theorise all we like and it won't change a damned thing.

Introduction
...
Senior Member
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 902 Comments 1 cynwulf is offline

  



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:36 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration