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Ubuntu Developer Summit report reports about the discussions regarding improvements, driver controversy, and bling on the recent UDS
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Binary drivers

The announcement that Ubuntu will ship binary drivers by default in Feisty is getting a lot of negative commentary from users and Ubuntu members alike. Of course, there's also a vocal contingent that complains that Ubuntu and other distros are unsuitable for general users because they don't ship with Nvidia or other binary drivers enabled. There's no position here that will satisfy all users.

At any rate, Shuttleworth pointed out that this is not a new policy. Ubuntu has shipped binary drivers, enabled by default, for wireless devices. For those users who are set up to get online via a Wi-Fi connection, this is the only way to allow them to get online and get updates at install time.

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