Re: why isn't it hackable?

Date: 2016-10-24 02:44 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
> If windows uses intel binary blob driver, why can't linux too?

Because if it works wrong, you screwed? Because you can't hack into it? Because blob updates to kernel releases would lag behind? And, for that matter, because you can't rely at all on a company to update a binary blob for every kernel release?

> It's already doesn't recognize the ssd, just like with windows

Patches been posted, as the update mentioned. Though they seem stuck a bit — peoples in the mailing list saying like it needs a review by commity, because such behavior might be undefined in some cases.
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