After takin' a swig o' grog, Tim Smith belched out
this bit o' wisdom:
> In article <nG5kl.1850$v8.7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> Chris Ahlstrom <ahlstromc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > In article <gmpoq0$ks9$5@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
>> > Sermo Malifer <sermomalifer@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >> No it doesn't. Netbooks and the Kindle weren't limited by the GPL or
>> >> Linux, they were created because of them.
>> > The Kindle would almost certainly have been created even if they did not
>> > have Linux. *BSD would have worked fine for them. VxWorks would have
>> > been fine, too.
>> Wouldn't VxWorks have added a significant cost to the Kindle, though?
> Maybe. Maybe not. Linksys has switched some models of router from
> Linux to VxWorks, without raising cost, but they have usually at the
> same time dropped the amount of memory on those routers.
And, /if/ I remember rightly, their reliability.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be
chewed and digested.
-- Francis Bacon
[As anyone who has ever owned a puppy already knows. Ed.]