Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 13:42 UTC
Linux Linux users want two things for their hardware: drivers; and easy access to those drivers. The first is finally happening; and now, thanks to a Dell Linux project called DKMS (Dynamic Kernel Module Support), the other is on its way. Dell and Linux distributors have been working on DKMS for about five years now. Its purpose is to create a framework where kernel-dependent module source can reside, so that it is very easy to rebuild modules. In turn, this enables Linux distributors and driver developers to create driver drops without having to wait for new kernel releases. For users, all this makes it easier to get up-to-the-minute drivers without hand compiling device drivers.
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Amazing
by ephracis on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 15:51 UTC
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2007-09-23

I am just amazed how good times are for Linux right now.

This help from Dell is more than welcome and along with announcements from HP and AMD/ATI I can't help having a big smile all day long. ;)

I think that the actual work and partnership is more important than the actual product/technology. Not saying that DKMS isn't great, cause it is. ;)

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