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    SubjectRe: Kernel interface changes (was Re: cdrecord problems on
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    Khimenko Victor <khim@sch57.msk.ru> writes:

    > Why you must rebuild 1000's of client machines ? You should compile kernel
    > anyway to make upgrade -- why not compile all needed modules as well ????

    Because they don't have the source for those modules -- the company
    that created them have the source.

    > Unfortunatelly not. I'm could kill ANY WindowsNT system without Admin or
    > even Power User access just by doing some nasty things with DDE. Why it's
    > not fixed ? "Oh, this will break so many programs..."

    So, change it during the development cycle; Linux 2.1 is the perfect
    time for things like that. However, once 2.2 is released, hold it and
    wait until 2.3.

    -derek
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