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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 17:42:22 -0000
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On 2004-06-12, Kadaitcha Man <> wrote:

> Swampee wrote:
>> On Sat, 12 Jun 2004 00:12:31 +0200, Peter Köhlmann wrote:
>>> Wrong. Since the drivers for linux are still there
>> That's a laugh.
>> Drivers for Linux get written as a last resort, if at all because the
>> market is so miniscule that it doesn't pay to invest money in
>> supporting Linux.
>> Drivers for Windows are included in the box with the hardware.

> Really? So when I installed XP yesterday, the fact that I had to separately
> install usb2 drivers, drivers for my sblive, drivers for my SiI RAID, wdm
> drivers for the video card, drivers for my scanner, drivers for my camera,
> drivers for my SMBus, amongst others, XP was just having a fucking lend of
> me?

Not to mention having to reboot between every frickin' driver 

That's a real show-stopper and is completely unacceptable in a modern 
operating system. 


-John (

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