Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Gentoo on the NT kernel

Filed under
Gentoo
Humor

Why GeNToo?

Short answer: Gentoo is about choice.

Long answer:

A very frequent complaint in the open-source community is the Linux kernel's poor interactive performance and sometimes lackluster driver support. While the most common (and older) hardware is usually supported, the latest and greatest seldom is. In particular, laptops, printers and "gadgets" take a long time to receive proper, stable drivers, even from Linux-friendly vendors (c.f. ipw2100).

Also, the we have been receiving feedback from users who are upset about what they perceive as an embarrassing string of bad 2.6 kernel releases. They are fed up with show-stopping bugs in the virtual memory manager, real-time clock anomalies on suspend and other unfortunate "features".

If we allow ourselves to think out of the box, we will realize that the Microsoft NT kernel is an alternative to Linux, that is both proven and commercial-grade. It has support from nearly all hardware vendors in the world, and practically every PC comes with an license for the NT kernel. This means: the monetary cost of a copy of the NT kernel is close to non-existent for the average end-user.

So, let's use it!

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

This Custom Android-x86 Build Puts Android 7.1.1 on Your PC, with Linux 4.11 RC7

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton was happy to announce the release of a new build of his custom built Android-x86 project that lets uses runs the latest Android mobile operating system on their personal computers. Read more

Clear Linux Announces Intel Clear Containers 2.1.6 with Docker 17.04.0 Support

Clear Linux's Kent Helm was proud to announce the release and general availability of Intel Clear Containers 2.1.6, a maintenace update that promises to improve compatibility with recent Docker releases, but also adds various bug fixes. Read more

Nantes Métropole releases open source tool for LibreOffice transition

The French city of Nantes (Nantes Métropole) has released an open source tool used to schedule its migration to LibreOffice. The shift from commercial software to the free and open source LibreOffice productivity suite started in 2013 and is intended to save the administration EUR 260 000 per year. The transition was finalised in April 2016. Read more

Today in Techrights