Linked by Charles Jennings on Wed 13th Jun 2007 10:38 UTC
Linux I have so much to thank Bill Gates for: introducing me to the baffling joys of consumer computing with Windows 95; teaching me the meaning of fear and dread with Windows 98; leading me to the sunlit uplands of Windows XP; getting me out of Microsoft altogether with the arrival of Vista. I hardly know where to start. And if I hadn't flown into a high-minded anti-Microsoft, down-with-Bill-Gates fury at the start of this year, would I ever have stumbled upon ZenWalk? I doubt it.
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RE[2]: Terrible Article
by DrillSgt on Wed 13th Jun 2007 17:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Terrible Article"
DrillSgt
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"You cannot take an arbitrary custom kernel, chuck it into an arbitrary Linux distro and expect it to magically work. That is hardly bug."

Well, yes and no. One of the strengths of Linux is that you CAN do that. Look on any blog or anywhere on the net and that is touted as one of the biggest benefits. Comments like "If you don't like the distro's kernel, just compile your own" are very commonly made. What is not said though is that once you DO plug your custom kernel into the distro's framework, you can no longer rely on the distro's updates for any software, without suffering the same fate of the system not booting.

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