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Re: SEUL: SEUL duplicating efforts?
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> On 16-Feb-98 Kevin Forge wrote:
> - -> Windows was written for the x86 and nothing else, It is entirely
> - -> dependent
> - -> on the x86 architecture for it's very survival. It is thus "crippled".
> - -> Linux on the other hand can be compiled to run on anything ( from the
> - -> Beowulf dream machine with 20 CPUs to a Palm Pilot ). In real life
> - -> what this means is that Windows goes through the BIOS for all device
> - -> access.
> - -> Linux on the other hand has it's own way of doing things that works on
> - -> just any machine ( with modifications ). If Linux were to be modified
> - -> to
> - -> access devices the way Windows dose it would mean making Linux "become
> - -> Windows", i.e... Less stability, less speed, less device independence.
> - -> If Linux gave GPFs I wouldn't use it.
> This is the root of my problem. I know this to be a fact. As a result it
> baffles my mind that we *can't* access memory locations to read the
> manufacturers copywrite and model info.
> I assumed this to be possible since drivers use addresses to access and pole the
> Are you just saying it is not possible in user space or it's not possible at
I'm saying it is not safe. And making it anywhere close to safe will
take more time than SEUL has.
: "Through the firewall, out the router, down the T1, across the
: backbone, bounced from satellite, Nothing but net."