On Thu, Nov 30, 2006 at 10:21:41AM -0800 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Rick Moen thought:
>> I hope you're never in the situation where a key piece of hardware dies
> and all available replacements lack drivers in your legacy standard-OS
> platform. It's a bit of a problem, when it happens.
>> Even worse is when an entire machine fails, of course, and you have
> problems with the replacement motherboard. One area that's likely to
> bit RHEL3 soonest is ACPI, where its support is pretty much vestigial.
> I'm seeing newer boxes that really don't function without decent ACPI at
> all, such as the ThinkPad T60 and Sun X4600.
Duly noted. The machines I have responsibility for are scheduled for a
software upgrade during next year. We'll probably go to RHEL 5 once it
gets to update 1 and then keep the machine that way to end of life...
Conor Daly <conor.daly at cod.homelinux.org>
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