OT HP vectra networking

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <gram_at_cnct.com>
Date: Tue Dec 8 16:46:15 1998

Athanasios Kotsenos wrote:

> Speaking of mice, I totally freaked out when I found out that 'PC's needed
> *drivers* - being used to Amigas, Apples and Ataris. Of course all those
> systems need some way of telling the computer how to communicate with
> anything they are connected to - but, they put it discretely somewhere in
> the operating system or in the hardware.

With Amigas, Apples and Ataris, there is a very limited collection
of such peripherals available, since the drivers discretely _in_ the
operating system is the whole set. Windows not actually being an
operating system, attaching external devices isn't that difficult, at
least during a week that Microsoft is feeling cooperative. And Intel.
Linux being a real operating system built from the ground to take
extensions, the device drivers have proper attachments in the kernel.
Oh, and kernel source code -- that does help.
Ward Griffiths <mailto:gram_at_cnct.com> <http://www.cnct.com/home/gram/>
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Received on Tue Dec 08 1998 - 16:46:15 GMT

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