[linux-elitists] Laptop that doesn't suck?
Fri Jan 23 23:40:41 PST 2004
Quoting Greg KH (email@example.com):
> > Still scared?
> Very much so. Nothing like backporting fixes to a kernel base that is
> almost 2 years old (looks like 2.4.18 came out in Feb 2002) to cause
> major headaches.
And yet, oddly, they keep doing that in the apparent belief that it's
the easiest and most effective way to maintain systems constructed on it.
I suppose they could be dead wrong; they've only been at this eight
years or so.
How long have you maintained a major Linux distribution, by the way
(just for comparison's sake)?
> And saying that Linux doesn't support new devices, yet continuing to run
> such an old kernel gets no sympathy from me.
Indeed, *I* wouldn't run that kernel, even if I were still interested in
Debian-stable. That's what make-kpkg is for.
Rick Moen This space for rant.
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