Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 14:20 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu This could potentially be quite big for Ubuntu and Linux in general. Canonical and the Chinese government have announced a collaboration to build a version of Ubuntu specifically for the Chinese market, which will become the reference architecture for standard operating systems in the country.
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by AdrianoML on Sat 23rd Mar 2013 00:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Re:"
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Correction, the kernel does not keep a stable kernel ABI for the DRIVERS.
The Linux kernel can afford doing this since almost every single driver is built-in right into it and every ABI change can be made in sync with the included drivers. This does makes the life of binary drivers harder, but providing you have good vendors live nVidia always updating, even before the stable kernel and xorg comes out, you don't feel the pain.

You should only get in trouble when using badly maintained binary blobs like catalyst and a few wi-fi drivers. You might also be in trouble if you keep track of this manually, regardless of how frequently updated the drivers are by the vendor. That's why you should never manually install it if you aren't an advanced user, and therefore you should solely rely on the distribution for this task.

And just to make the ABI thing clear, the Linux kernel DOES NOT BREAKS THE PROGRAM ABI/API. It has been solid for over two decades. You can trow in a binary game from about the year 2000 like Unreal Tournament and it will happily run.

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