Vanishing Features of the 2.6 Kernel
Subject:   the big issue is stability
Date:   2002-12-18 14:56:01
From:   anonymous2
Look, how many times have you heard Microsoft mocked
for the frequency of crashes -- and how often have
you heard the defense: "Oh, it's not their fault,
it's caused by a buggy device driver"? You wouldn't
buy it? But if Linux device drivers can be closed
source and don't have any limitations on their
capabilities, then precisely that will happen
more and more often with Linux. In fact, Nvidia's
drivers have been notorious for causing kernel
crashes, and RedHat doesn't include them because
they don't know how to support them.