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Old 05-26-2004, 05:06 AM   #1
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why cant linux be hardware independent ?????


i was wondering why linux is so closely tied to underlying hardware. like if i add/change my lan card - i have to recomplie kernel to add support for new lan card.

i like openbsd / win nt idea. where there is a HAL - hardware abstraction layer.

is it possible
Old 05-26-2004, 05:07 AM   #2
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That's why loadable kernel modules exist


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