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Keeping things simple: the Linux kernel

Jul 16, 2010, 20:36 (0 Talkback[s])
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"One of the huge advantages I have found over the years when working with Linux machines, is the ingenious design of the kernel itself. What is amazing about it, is that all device drivers are either compiled into the kernel itself, or provided as loadable modules. No searching for 3rd party installation CDs or downloads; how many times have you tried to re-install Windows, then search all over for all of the driver CDs that came with the computer, printers, etc. ? The only time that a driver may be missing from the Linux kernel by default is either because the kernel is older than the hardware being used, or that the missing driver is proprietary and must be installed manually because it can't be included in the distribution itself."

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