[CrackMonkey] Fw: [Evolution] Interview with Miguel de Icaza
alex at galaxy.strlen.net
Sun Jan 21 17:27:17 PST 2001
> Well put. I may quote you on that, yes?
Yes. Feel free to quote me.
> But won't that be more crap hardware (like laptops, printers, scanners
> and all the video junk)?
Not necessarily crap hardware. On i386 yes, that does mean all the junk
hardware, but not on Sparc. For instance Linux with it's 10 million users
supports all kinds of usefull devices such as Ultra-SPARC CPU's, SMP, 24-bpp
and accelerated frame buffers while OpenBSD does not support SMP, only works
on the older 32-bit models, and emulates all the video cards as 8-bpp,
unaccelerated cards that may appear on Sparc 1+'s and such (machines from
1988). And also Linux uses it's own console drivers, which allow for virtual
terminals, customizable color pallete, cut and paste and scrolling and I
believe various size terminals, as opposed to 80x25, huge font, black on
white, monocolor (default on Sun frame buffers), which kind of makes the
system only useable in X (where you're stuck in 8bpp).
Alex "strlen" Feinberg
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