hardware agnostic?

Rashkae ubuntu at tigershaunt.com
Thu Jun 11 18:09:49 UTC 2009

Leonard Frazier wrote:
> What does "hardware agnostic" mean?
> from here:
> http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2009/06/ubuntu-aims-for-ten-second-boot-time.ars
> thank you :D

It means it's not configured for any particular hardware, but will try
to adapt to anything it finds on your system (that open source can
support.)  It's important in the discussion of boot time, because you
can get a much much faster booting Linux if you customize it to your
hardware, (such as compiling a kernel with your hardware built-in,
instead of using a complicated series of hot-plug scripts to load kernel
modules on the fly for your hardware.)

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