Experts say software vendors will soon offer products for different Linux
Posted Sep 7, 2004 21:33 UTC (Tue) by dang
Parent article: Experts say software vendors will soon offer products for different Linux
This seems a silly concern. There clearly *is* a difference wrt to certification. If you want to keep your ass covered ( and your job secure ), then you run an app on a platform for which it is "certified" and you pass problems up the support chain. But the "linux flavors" and "extensions" stuff is bogus. It has always been the case that to run certain applications you might need to patch your kernel and tune your system in certain ways. This really hasn't changed. Who runs a vanilla kernel.org kernel these days anyway?
The only real concern would be if apps wanted kernel patches for which the source was not open, but that isn't what I see. For now the impact is all in the ( important and legitimate ) butt-covering area.
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