On Wed, 2003-12-10 at 00:09, J.B. Nicholson-Owens wrote: > I agree with you that this is not just about ATI and NVidia. But I disagree > with you on teaching people about proprietary software. If we were to all > let our fellow members of the community "suffer" (as you said), I think we > would not be very good friends. Therefore, I think we should help our > fellow community members by pointing to hardware people don't have to give > up their software freedoms to use. I think you all need to follow the advice of Exile in Paradise and read "Linux Advocacy HOW-TO" at www.tldp.org. Even though I am very busy his polite reply intrigued me so I read it. > > The idea that one should consider ethics with computers is new for a lot of > people. I don't think that it should be feared or shunned. Ethical > behavior makes for a better society overall. I would also like to thank all the responders for re-enforcing my point. Computers and software are tools *not* a religion. Companies don't have ethics or morals, people do.