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Re: Kernel Modules in Fedora -x

Alexander Boström wrote:
On Fri, 2007-08-03 at 14:37 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
I just appreciate the fact that on my Windows and Mac boxes I don't
have to get or rebuild every vendor-supplied driver after every system update and I think Solaris works that way too.

OTOH, you can't update to 64-bit Vista, because there are no drivers.
And what's the solution to that? Have driver producers license and
escrow their source code to Microsoft, so that they can distribute the
drivers with the OS. Sounds like a good idea. Why isn't Linus doing
that? Oh wait, he is. :)

That sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. It's not really the business of an OS to own and restrict everything that touches it, whether on the driver or application interfaces. Attempting that will limit what users can do with it. Would you, for example, put all of your critical data on a firewire drive while you upgrade through the kernels used from FC5 to current?

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com

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