Survey: Linux kernel quality
Posted Jul 10, 2006 6:32 UTC (Mon) by beejaybee
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Hmm, in my experience it usually works the other way round - linux runs just fine on old boxes but has problems detecting hardware on new systems - especially laptops - presumably because peripherals are getting tied to windoze in some way, or at least because linux is being crippled by binary-only drivers.
Anyhow it scarcely matters any more - 5 year old hardware is more than powerful enough for anyone except hardcore gamers (who are going to be tied to windoze anyway) and, in my experience, new systems are much less reliable than they once were - increasing churn rate and price competition seem to be reducing new PC systems build quality, hence reliability, to the point where the retailers and consumers could easily be removed from the loop altogether - just ship direct to the landfill!
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