Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jan 2012 22:54 UTC
FreeBSD Some people already submitted this news last week, but it wasn't until today that it became official: the FreeBSD team has announced the release of FreeBSD version 9.0. As you may expect from the major version number change, this is releas eis packed with new stuff.
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RE[6]: hm...
by sbergman27 on Fri 13th Jan 2012 22:14 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: hm..."
sbergman27
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That's really good news. It means that if we will have KMS in FreBSD than Wayland is on his way and then we will say bye to X.

I presume you mean that it's a good thing for smart phones. Desktops are much better off with Xorg than with a smart phone display layer.

I'm migrating ~100 users away from Ubuntu over Unity, the smart-phonetization of that distro, and last but definitely not least, the lack of the network transparency we require. (We use NX/FreeNX extensively for our local Windows terminals and branch offices.) We need to upgrade, and my users would skin me alive for taking them to Unity or the mostly nonfunctional gnome2 emulation shell being offered.

And with KDE and Gnome devs having lost their minds, as well, the only reasonable haven is CentOS, until this mania blows over.

If you choose to move to a Wayland desktop, you are beyond the help of any advice I can give you.

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