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SubjectRe: RFC: Starting a stable kernel series off the 2.6 kernel
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On Sat, 2005-12-03 at 17:52 -0700, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
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> of this code. I have apps written for Windows in 1990 and 1998 that
^^^^
> still run on Windows XP today. Linux has no such concept of

But this not even holds for nearly all apps.

> backwards compatiblity. Every company who has embraced it outside of

The same holds (probably) for Linux apps (given that your kernel can
start a.out). And AFAIBT by Win* driver developers even in the Win*
world you have to change your driver because of a new Win* version now
and then.

Bernd
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