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Re: Native Inferno for the PC?
Releasing a native PC implementation of Inferno would open a Pandora's box. The cries to add just this driver, or handle just this feature, would be deafening, especially when mingled with the wails of those who built one of these `standard' PCs only to find that the manufacturers change the specifications of the piece parts they ship without notification. If you haven't tried it yourself, you cannot appreciate how hard it is to build software to run on bare PCs. If it seems that you've touched a nerve here, you have: an inflamed one, at that. We've been through this before with Plan 9. Until the industry, or perhaps a manufacturer, ships a well-defined immutable PC, we will not be in the business of shipping software to run on bare PC hardware, nor in the business of defining what that hardware should be. -rob