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[News] The Strength of Controlling One's Kernel (Not Possible with Windows and Mac OS X)

  • Subject: [News] The Strength of Controlling One's Kernel (Not Possible with Windows and Mac OS X)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 22:57:24 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Building Your Own Linux Kernel, part 1

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| The kernel folks at your favorite distro -- Ubuntu, 
| Redhat, Debian, SuSE or whatever -- do a great job. 
| Somehow, they come up with a kernel that works with just 
| about machine, from 10-year-old klunkers to brand new 8-
| core speedsters. When you think about it, it's amazing 
| your machine boots at all!


Does this Kernel make me look FAT?

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| Recently Linus Torvalds referred to the Linux Kernel as 
| bloated and scary.  So what is next?  Does anyone want 
| to go back to the days of spending hours tinkering with 
| your system in order to use your Scanner or Printer or 
| Webcam. Or are you like me and you enjoy the features of 
| the current Linux Kernel, you enjoy the pain free setup. 
| And other features like easily being able to setup 
| accelerated 3d for gaming and Compiz Fusion.



Red Hat: Linux Pays Off - And Isn't Bloated

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| The recession is proving to be an opportune time for
| Linux vendor Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) as it continues to
| grow revenues and earnings. According to Red Hat
| executives, the growth is coming at the expense of
| rivals and as a result of customer confidence in the
| abilities of Linux and Red Hat's JBoss middleware
| platform.
| The growth of Red Hat's business is not however a sign
| of bloat. During Red Hat's second quarter earnings investor
| call on Wednesday, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst responded to an
| analyst question about Linux founder Linus Torvalds' comment
| earlier this week that Linux was bloated.
| "As Linux has continued to grow and its applicability continues to
| expand, there's just more feature functionality that people are
| looking for to be built into the operating system," Whitehurst
| said. "I don't think of that as bloat."
| Whitehurst added that in his view, bloat is when vendors add
| features that people do not want. Linux, he said, is growing
| but with features that people do want.

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