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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
E-Mail: Cyberdyn@seul.org Date: 17-Feb-98 Time: 00:59:21
Getting into trouble is easy.
-- D. Winkel and F. Prosser
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