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SubjectRe: Aunt Tillie builds a kernel (was Re: ISA hardware discovery -- the elegant solution)
On Mon, Jan 14, 2002 at 01:54:12PM -0500, Eric S. Raymond wrote:

> > She is never going to need anything out of her kernel that her vendor-shipped
> > update kernels do not provide.
> *You can't know that.*
> And your belief that you *can* know it is a key part of the elitist
> developer psychology and implicit assumptions that keeps Linux mostly
> inaccessible to the Aunt Tillies of the world.

nonsense. if theres some whizzy-new-feature that Aunt Tillie really
believes she'll need, there's more chance she'll find it in a
prepackaged tested vendor kernel than stock kernel. And if not,
then there's usually a good reason for non-inclusion.

| Dave Jones.
| SuSE Labs
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