Thanks to Solid's new UPower, UDev and UDisks backends, the deprecated HAL is no longer needed to manage hardware on Linux. Applications do not need to be updated to make use of these new backends. The HAL backend is still available for systems that do not support UPower.
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Интересно, как оно «natively» будет работать на «BSD, Solaris, Windows and Mac OS X» и прочих Unix-like ОС, если использует U<linux-only>-функционал?!