Re: Linux (free s/w) support

Darren Reed (
Wed, 1 Oct 1997 11:02:32 +1000 (EST)

In some mail I received from Ian Quick, sie wrote
> On Wed, 1 Oct 1997, Darren Reed wrote:
> > I'm just not so awed with Linux to think it's the best thing since sliced
> > bread as a lot of other people here seem to be. To me, it's just another
> > operating system which has bugs and more useless features (to me) every day.
> Remember that Linux is for everyone and if one silly person in the
> backwaters of Australia needs some sort of wierd driver or crazy feature
> and he writes it, then why can't everyone have access to it. Just because
> you don't use all of the features doesn't mean that they are useless. I
> guess this is why we linux users can compile our own kernels, and not have
> to live with factory defaults.

Oh, I'm sure everything _does_ get used (by someone!). I don't doubt that
in the slightest.

btw, I've yet to come across a kernel which required me to live with
"factory defaults".