Linux kernel module support

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[SOLVED] Linux kernel module support

How is it these days? IMO this is one of major areas where Linux used to lag behind Windows. Loading/unloading modules during runtime was not always reliable and sort of a pain... has it been improved in the last year or two?
 

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Saint
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linux's KDE and GNOME kernels are available for update from time to time, you just need to download it from source.
 
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Galatea
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Saint - KDE and Gnome aren't kernels, nor do they have their own kernels. They're window managers for XFree86.

Anyhow, to answer damgo's question..


How is it these days? IMO this is one of major areas where Linux used to lag behind Windows. Loading/unloading modules during runtime was not always reliable and sort of a pain... has it been improved in the last year or two?

As I've only been using Linux for a little while (<8 months) I can't comment on how much slower the modules used to load. However, most of my modules are not built into the kernel and have to be loaded separately, and I haven't noticed a slow boot time because of it. So far it's been very reliable and faster than Windows. There is also a lot of support for USB and things of that nature in newer kernels. I have all of my fun stuff (palm pilot, digital camera, etc.) working with linux. Thinking of going back to linux? :wink:
 
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Partially. :smile: I need it to program in for research -- I am NOT going to use VC -- and the geant libraries don't play nice on Windows anyways. Plus, LaTeX is pain in the ass on Windows.
 

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