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Re: Newbie compat_linux question
On Wed, 12 Jun 2002, Peter Fairbrother wrote:
> I want to use OpenBSD as the basis for the OS on the CD, hey it's the
> best-written and the securest OS, but the lack of support for winmodems if
> unresolved will force me to use Linux as a basis instead. m-o-o-t is meant
> to run on PC's and Macs, from one CD, and "just work" on most of the
> ordinary computers everyday users use, it's not just for geeks. If I can't
> support winmodems then that won't be true, as about 50% of such boxen have
> them. Laptops are particularly vulnerable when travelling, as ethernet
> connections are not generally available in hotels.
binary compat for kernel is about the last feature likely to be added to
openbsd. the benefit/effort ratio is very low, and it's not likely anyone
who could do such a thing would want to. so i think the answer is no.
also, many of the binary drivers for linux aren't freely distributable to
my knowledge, so you can't do that anyway. just something to think about.
besides, in a trusted OS like you're planning, relying on other vendors'
unaudited code is a bad idea.
If you ever would give them a helping hand,
You can be sure they'll chop off the arm.
Never, ever, never trust a Klingon; you will always regret it.