Intel is taking some of their firmware, and making it a mandatory binary blob. But it’s probably not what you’re fearing.
Updating Linux still is problematic. That’s a problem if “traditional” Linux is going to break out from the desktop.
While testing out Windows 8 Media Center, I dusted off this Kworld ATSC-340U tuner that I got for free after mail-in rebate (or something like that). Luckily, I had the retail box, CD, and everything still inside… including an ultra-compact, albeit worthless TV antenna. Anyways, Windows 8 to my surprise failed to find a driver […]
Finally, a Linux distribution gets proprietary drivers right. For those of you that aren’t fully versed on GPLv2 vs GPLv3 wars, and all the other open source wars… the Linux community has been having trouble with graphics drivers and various other device drivers. Specifically, they refuse to include drivers made by NVIDIA and ATI, due […]
If you upgraded to Leopard, and found your eSATA (or SATA) card stopped working… install the 10.5.1 update. My eSATA card (like many others) stopped working upon being updated to Leopard, and 10.5.1 has fixed that. It appears Apple re-added third-party SATA drivers that were removed in 10.5.0.