Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2007 09:11 UTC, submitted by Tim Alson
Hardware, Embedded Systems Dell has taken the unusual step - for a PC vendor of its size - of toning down its sales pitch for Microsoft's Vista operating system and warning businesses of the migration challenges that lie ahead for them. The step is particularly unusual because one of the issues the hardware vendor is warning business about is the extra hardware they will need to buy.
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cyclops
Member since:
2006-03-12

I am 100% certain I'm talking about GNU OS if you wish to discuss a kernel either Hurd , Linux, BSD kernel, Solaris kernel which can all be part of GNU OS I will be more than willing to do so.

I'm glad we are finally focused on the development model. I'll simplify it for you. Gnu kernels can come out as often as two and a half months, and development is transparent; meaning smaller regressions and they are fixed, greater improvements; faster innovation, all from having regular updates; better security; improvements from similar drivers often have *mutual* benefit to drivers of a similar type. Any device made available to a Gnu kernel can work *forever*

The propriety kernel like that of Microsoft Vista means the kernel only changes every 5 years, with no maintenance for overall security; stability, and when a change is made everything stops working or suffers major regressions, bug filled drivers remain do, as we see from Vista hardware support is still not on par with its predecessor and has been out since *last year*. I believe that one of Gnus kernels is having 3rd release since the launch of Vista this week.

There are no trade-offs.

Please focus on the topic in hand rather than creating lies about Gnu OS.

Edited 2007-07-05 22:34

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supergear Member since:
2007-07-06

I am 100% certain I'm talking about GNU OS if you wish to discuss a kernel either Hurd , Linux, BSD kernel, Solaris kernel which can all be part of GNU OS I will be more than willing to do so.


As far as i know the bsd kernel isn't GNU nor can it considering GNU stuff is GPL'd and BSD has its own license

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cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

"As far as i know the bsd kernel isn't GNU nor can it considering GNU stuff is GPL'd and BSD has its own license"

OpenBSD is a distribution not a kernel, look through the included packages. There are more CopyLeft Licenses like that of GNU, than that of BSD, and GLP is by far the most used license in the List.

abiword (2.4.6)
alsa-lib (1.0.14a)
amarok (1.4.6)
apache (1.3.37)
bind (9.4.1)
cups (1.2.11)
db (4.5.20)
dhcp (3.0.6)
emacs (22.1)
evolution (2.10.3)
firefox (2.0.0.4)
gcc (4.2.0)
gimp (2.2.15)
glibc (2.6)
gnucash (2.0.5)
gnumeric (1.6.3)
gtk+ (2.10.13)
httpd (2.2.4)
iptables (1.3.8)
jre (6u1)
k3b (1.0.2)
kdebase (3.5.7)
kdewebdev (3.5.7)
koffice (1.6.3)
libgnome (2.18.0)
linux (2.6.21.5)
Package
module-init-tools (3.2.2)
mono (1.2.4)
MPlayer (1.0rc1)
mysql (5.0.41)
nautilus (2.18.3)
OpenOffice.org (2.2.1)
openssh (4.6p1)
openssl (0.9.8e)
perl (5.8.8)
php (5.2.3)
pidgin (2.0.2)
postfix (2.4.3)
postgresql (8.2.4)
Python (2.5.1)
qt-x11 (4.3.0)
samba (3.0.25b)
seamonkey (1.1.2)
sendmail (8.14.1)
thunderbird (2.0.0.4)
udev (113)
vim (7.1)
webmin (1.350)
xfce (4.4.1)
xine-lib (1.1.7)
xinetd (2.3.14)
xorg-server (1.3.0.0)

The point is an OS is more than a kernel. The kernel albeit an important part of the OS. In the GNU world we have a choice of kernels, becuase GNU is a modular OS, and those come under many different licenses.

Edited 2007-07-06 02:41

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