Linked by Drumhellar on Wed 25th Sep 2013 22:02 UTC

I've been a big fan of FreeBSD since I first acquired 4.4 on 4 CDs. By that point, I had already spent a lot of time in Linux, but I was always put off by its instability and inconsistency. Once I had FreeBSD installed, it felt like a dream. Everything worked the way it was supposed to, and the consistency of its design meant even older documentation would be mostly applicable without having to figure out how my system was different. There is a reason why in the early days of the Internet, a huge portion of servers ran FreeBSD.

But, that was a while ago. Since then, Linux has matured greatly and has garnered a lot of momentum, becoming the dominant Unix platform. FreeBSD certainly hasn't stood still, however. The FreeBSD team has kept current with hardware support, new features, and a modern, performant design.

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Yes, Linux has some 150.000+ drivers and a couple of 100 drivers released every week.

No, there are hundreds of new devices every week. Didn't you read what you yourself quoted?
Most new devices does not need a new driver anyway since a) many of them are just "clones" of existing devices and b) one driver usually handles many devices.

So, no, most Linux drivers does not work

Really. I can't even remember the last time I encountered a driver that didn't work.

So of these 150.000+ drivers, I wonder how many of them are up to date?

What does "up to date" really mean though. If it's an old(er) device a stable driver doesn't need to be constantly updated.

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