Linked by David Adams on Sun 6th Nov 2011 04:34 UTC
Linux While it may seem like Linux-only projects are betraying their loyal base by developing Windows or OSX versions, I would argue that cross-platform development is actually better for Linux as a whole, better for individual software projects and their developers, and ultimately better for Linux users.
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AIUI the only functionality lost to the BSDs was automounting of external drives. This is because HAL is deprecated - it would be unrealistic to expect the (small) Xfce team to maintain HAL just for backward compatibility.

If automounting cannot be lived without, use 4.6, and hope someone provides a udev implementation on BSD.

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