Alex Hutton wrote at 2012-02-14 06:26 -0600: > There was an interesting article about the Trim Slice posted a few > days ago, I don't know if you saw it: > http://blog.sesse.net/blog/tech/2012-02-12-21-43_playing_with_the_trim_slice.html Thanks, I had not seen that yet. Reading that certainly suggests that the Trim-Slice is not ready for a production desktop system yet! with custom kernel, assuming that blog is correct: - slow transfers and frequent bus resets - power saving not fully implemented - DVI port trouble at high resolutions - unstable wireless driver > To repeat Christofer's question though, what's the problem with a > non-standard kernel? I get the feeling that these ARM computers that > are coming out are going to be reliant on customised kernels for some > time. If the customisation of the kernel can be managed in a > standardised way, then it shouldn't be a problem. I am *not* looking for disposable hardware. I am *not* interested in purchasing a maintenance burden. I need *rock-solid* *long-term* Linux reliability on *rock-solid* hardware. Will Compulabs continue to provide updated custom kernels a year or more from now? I doubt it, considering that the custom kernel they provide for their product now does not work (strictly speaking). Frankly, I am surprised that comments here suggest apathy and even hostility toward (that is, questioning the value of) a search for a strictly "free software" device, especially considering Debian's social contract and the purpose of reducing maintenance requirements. Do you or others here enjoy purchasing a system on which Linux does not work correctly until months later, if ever?
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