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  • #21
    Originally posted by CochainComplex View Post

    This is always subjective. I personally don't need any infiniband drivers or xen stuff...also not the Microsoft azure crap. But does this mean it is useless for others? As long there are users and maintainers i'm OK with it.
    And modular...so my platforms don't load if they don't need it.

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    • #22
      Originally posted by Quackdoc View Post

      VIA is everywhere.
      Like Realtek chipsets in NICs

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      • #23
        Originally posted by Alexmitter View Post
        But the only reason a company would ever use BSD's over more modern unix-like systems is that they explicitly do not want to give back, see Sony or Netflix, both giving more to Linux then they ever gave to the BSD's they use.
        Netflix sent some cool optimization to FreeBSD.

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        • #24
          Originally posted by Alexmitter View Post

          But the only reason a company would ever use BSD's over more modern unix-like systems is that they explicitly do not want to give back, see Sony or Netflix, both giving more to Linux then they ever gave to the BSD's they use.
          Actually Netflix supports FreeBSD. And GPL is not preventing usage of Linux without contributing back. Sure, it makes it a lot harder but won't completely prevent it. For example Android - it's based on Linux but how much its popularity influences other Linux based operating systems like desktop distributions? And you can't even run Android software or drivers on Debian/Ubuntu/Fedora/Arch/etc. without some sort of compatibility layers despite both are Linux based. Not to mention that most Android apps require proprietary Google services.

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          • #25
            Originally posted by StarterX4 View Post
            Tell this to all the niche production machinery, and anything else that stays in kernel for years, and just a handful of people use it.
            What about Nintendo 64 support mainlined with 5.12, just a year ago.
            My comment refers to that crap equally.

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