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SubjectRe: [Very-OT] Re: Nazi kernels

> Let's not get carried away. Windows XP does allow
> you to install anything
> you like. You just have to click several times on
> the Yes button when it
> asks things like "This driver is not XP certified.
> Do you really want to
> use it?" and "Installing a non-certified driver can
> cause system
> instability. Are you sure you want to do this?"
> (text is probably not
> quite right but you get the idea).
>
> I think we ought to do the same with closed source
> drivers. It's true
> after all... The whole point of tainting the kernel
> is so we can just yell
> at users to go and bug the vendor. So the modprobe
> executable could warn
> the user "hey, you are loading a binary only module,
> it can break the
> system, are you sure?". If the module is autoloaded
> we don't do jumping
> through hoops asking questions so the systen runs
> smoothly.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Anton
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not a bad idea for the mandrake users, but don't touch
my slack with that... hehe :)

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