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    SubjectRe: Dropping a.out support
    TK> Dropping a.out support would also go a long way towards
    TK> establishing that Linux is NOT a serious operating system. It
    TK> would also penalize those companies who first showed trust in
    TK> Linux by making their commercial software available at a time
    TK> when a.out was the only recognized format.

    not to mention penalizing users who bought commercial a.out software.
    there is no reason to expect that if linux drops a.out support in future
    kernels, that vendors will have any motivation to provide free elf
    upgrades to their a.out customers. i fully expect that users will just
    have to buy elf versions. that in itself will keep a lot of people from
    upgrading to newer kernels.

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