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[3]: Terrible Article
by MattPie on Wed 13th Jun 2007 19:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Terrible Article"
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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.

Unless the distro has patched something you don't like, you should really use the distro's kernel source and config as a starting point to roll your own kernel. Far less headaches that way.

I've done this on some production servers and it works reasonably well, although recompiling after every kernel update is a PITA.

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