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Date:	Thu, 4 Dec 2008 21:44:20 +0000
From:	Alan Cox <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: Realtek 8169 problems with net booting

On Thu, 04 Dec 2008 12:59:43 -0800 (PST)
David Miller <> wrote:

> So we started with crap....
> ...and instead of adding the necessary facilities, things got built on
> top of that crap.
> So instead of having a real usable solution propagated widely within
> a few years, we'll instead still be stuck with this stuff.

You have achieved enlightement in all things PC compatible.

> It rediculious to blame IBM for this, don't you think? :)  When
> interfaces become outdated by technology, you make new ones.

Actually I believe PXE was Intel ;) (its pronounced 'poxy' for a reason
but it is better than what went before)

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