Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th May 2010 08:49 UTC, submitted by kragil
Amiga & AROS A few weeks ago, Novell and Red Hat jointly fended off a patent infringement suit thrown their way by a patent troll. The patent in question more or less came down to the concept of virtual desktops - and thanks to Groklaw, several people helped in finding cases of prior art. The most interesting one of all? A carefully restored and working Amiga 1000 demonstrated to the judge and jury.
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want a example? Sure thing: Driver installation/removal, just copy/delete a file to the driver directory

Yeah. Now your problem is that I used (and developped on) an amiga until 2001 so I know that you're pretty much full of shit.
I had to play around with my system files, and to do some hardcore troubleshooting all the time to do the most trivial things. What you describe is some kind of ideal situation that never held true in practice.

Oh, and I can't remember the last time I had to install a driver in linux.

And lastly even installing drivers on windows is easier than copying a file into the drivers directory... Because you don't have to locate such a goddamn directory at all. It just knows where to install itself.

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