[K12OSN] Solaris 10 Open Source Anyone?

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Fri Jun 17 12:46:52 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-06-17 at 07:17, Ramon wrote:
> I think it's better of to just keep OS clean and out of
> corporate intentions.

There are 2 sides to that argument.  On the other side, it would
be nice to have someone actually responsible for making the
device drivers work - or at least code inherited from a time
that was true.  For example it has been very frustrating recently
trying to use a firewire disk drive with the Linux 2.6 kernel.
If you look at the stock RHEL4.x kernel you'll see quite a lot
omitted because it doesn't work well enough to support.  You
can get a kernel from the centosplus repository that includes
the features but you still take your chances if you use them.

Having another choice for free will be a good thing even if
you don't need to use it.

   Les Mikesell
     les at futuresource.com

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