Broadly speaking, staging WiFi drivers come in two flavors: (a) old
dried gum from under the cafeteria table (drivers with a future),
and (b) fresh vomit from the hung-over kid in your math class
(those without a future).
One man's obfuscation is another man's abstraction.
-- Frank Ch. Eigler
Writing a Linux distribution is hard. There's a huge range of
interconnected dependencies. It takes a long time to learn how
everything fits together, and fixing things properly rather than
adding device-specific hacks often requires rewriting a lot of
code. I'm sure Google will figure it out in time, and I'm also
sure that the majority of their work is going into their UI rather
than the underlying infrastructure. But even so, don't expect that
you'll be able install Chromium OS on a random piece of hardware
and have it work as well as, say, Fedora in the near future.
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