Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th May 2006 17:26 UTC, submitted by JMcCarthy
Linux Andrew Morton, the lead maintainer of the Linux production kernel, is worried that an increasing number of defects are appearing in the 2.6 kernel and is considering drastic action to resolve it. "I believe the 2.6 kernel is slowly getting buggier. It seems we're adding bugs at a higher rate than we're fixing them," Morton said, in a talk at the LinuxTag conference in Wiesbaden, Germany, on Friday.
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RE: Million times
by archiesteel on Sun 7th May 2006 02:23 UTC
archiesteel
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2005-07-02

It's whats wrong with linux and why no one will use it.

Actually quite a few people use it. Generally, Linux has got very good driver support, and these types of problems are not very common. In any case, they mostly affect those who change kernels often.

I agree that stable APIs are preferable, but that's hardly a reason not to use Linux.

It's an wayyyy overrated operating system.

In this case, you're really talking about the kernel, not the OS.

Needs to somehow use windows binary drivers.

I guess you're talking about ndiswrapper? To me the fact that Linux can use Windows drivers is emblematic of its strengths rather than its weaknesses. It shows how adaptable the system is.

The truth is that Linux is constantly evolving, and at a faster pace than other "major" OSes. If you don't like it, don't use it...or, better yet, improve it!

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