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Re: 30 Linux "security advisories" in just one week?

From: John Thompson
Subject: Re: 30 Linux "security advisories" in just one week?
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 17:42:27 -0000
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On 2004-06-12, Kadaitcha Man <> wrote:
> John Thompson wrote:
>> Not to mention having to reboot between every frickin' driver
>> installation.

> That's a furphy. Not all drivers require reboots and certainly not all
> drivers that do need a reboot will force you to reboot. You can install a
> sequence of drivers before a reboot is required. It all comes down to
> dependencies.

Why should you have to reboot for anything besides a kernel update?  In 
Windows, too much cruft hooks into the kernel, making this reboot nonsense 
necessary and compromising the stability of the whole system. 


-John (

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