hardware agnostic?

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Thu Jun 11 20:10:59 UTC 2009

Rashkae wrote:

> Leonard Frazier wrote:
>> What does "hardware agnostic" mean?
>> from here:
>> http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2009/06/ubuntu-aims-for-ten-
>> 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.)

I'm not convinced of that - and Scott's info about what he's doing suggests 
otherwise.  hot-plugging everything as late as possible shortens the boot 

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