Linked by Julian Djamil Fagir on Thu 14th Feb 2013 22:23 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives BSD (Berkely System Distribution) was a research operating system based on the original AT&T Unix, developed by the University of Berkeley, California. It has been Open Source right from the beginning, and after the university lost interest in developing it further, several community projects started up (the very first ones were NetBSD and FreeBSD in the early nineties) to continue developing BSD. Anyway, Linux was born roughly at the same time, but a pending lawsuit about copyright infringements prevented the BSD projects to become as successful as Linux (though you could argue about the exact reasons).
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RE[3]: Keep getting better
by phoenix on Fri 15th Feb 2013 22:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Keep getting better"
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PC-BSD has the same hardware issues as FreeBSD.

Well, duh! ;) PC-BSD is FreeBSD. Thus, all hardware support for PC-BSD comes from FreeBSD.

For example, in order to enable Atheros 9285 wireless support, you have to edit /boot/loader.conf as root and add if_ath_load="YES". This is not something most folks would not feel comfortable doing.

ath(4) is part of the GENERIC kernel in FreeBSD 9.1. No loader.conf editing required.

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