Should Linux Have a Binary Kernel Driver Layer?

As I replied to the slashdot story (which will probably generate a lot of heated arguments against me): 😉

“As a user, the last thing I want is hunting down drivers that will work with the X or Y kernel version. I want driver COMPATIBILITY. I want EASE OF USE. I want to do LESS WORK in my Linux desktop. I want to be fully UP and RUNNING, after a kernel upgrade.

And this is one of the things that’s gonna help me achieve all this, as a user. Sure, it’s going to be hell for developers having to test each time that nothing got broke duing a new release, but I don’t really care. The user must have the convenience, not the developer.

If the linux developers don’t like that, well, they are on the the wrong profession.”

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