2020: Will BSD and Linux be relevant anymore?

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Thu Jul 21 21:38:03 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 07:18:21PM +0100, Bruce Cran wrote:
> On 21/07/2011 18:00, Chad Perrin wrote:
> >I suspect those drivers are the drivers that have *survived*. I saw 
> >hardware suddenly stop working because of driver issues just between 
> >SP1 and SP2 of XP -- including, in one case, the hard drive that had 
> >the OS on it. The system would start booting, then unload the driver 
> >because it was not "compatible", thus losing contact with the very 
> >hard drive from which it was loading the OS. Maybe I was just lucky, 
> >though. 
> Obviously Microsoft does introduce new driver technologies with new OS 
> releases: there was a new video architecture in Vista, for example. 
> However, they do seem rather good at supporting older technologies such 
> as TDI, and I suspect those drivers that fail aren't very well written.

I have less faith in the correctness of MS Windows than you, evidently.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
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