Freebsd vs. linux

Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC chad at
Tue Feb 15 05:57:39 GMT 2005

On Feb 14, 2005, at 10:49 PM, Anthony Atkielski wrote:
>> An operating system is just a software package.
> In this context, one can think of the operating system as the aggregate
> of permanent code executing with kernel privileges.
> Drivers execute with these privileges but they are essentially add-ons.
> They aren't written by the same people and they usually aren't written
> and tested with the same rigor.

If I am not mistaken, MS has a certification process for 3rd party 
drivers.  That is, they approve them and digitally sign them.  And they 
stick them on their OS distribution CDs.  Hence, they are part of MS's 
OS offering.  They are vetted by MS first.


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