Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jan 2010 23:06 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The Ubuntu development community announced today the availability of Ubuntu 10.04 alpha 2, a new prerelease of the next major version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. This alpha is the first Ubuntu release to completely omit HAL, a Linux hardware abstraction layer that is being deprecated in favor of DeviceKit."
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by darknexus on Sat 16th Jan 2010 01:33 UTC
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Hmm. While I'm of the mind that hal needed to go as it just wasn't efficient, I can't help but feel that subsystems are deprecated and replaced far too often when it comes to the Linux desktop. It seems we no sooner get one subsystem that works reasonably well when the wheel is re-invented yet again. Is it any wonder that most commercial software developers don't target it?

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