Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 23rd Jun 2005 18:11 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews One of my popular articles shortly after I joined OSNews in 2001 proved to be "the big *BSD interview" and so it is only appropriate to end my serving at OSNews with a similar theme. Today we are very happy to host a Q&A with well-known FreeBSD developers John Baldwin, Robert Watson and Scott Long. We discuss about FreeBSD 6 and its new features, the competition, TrustedBSD, Darwin etc.
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Who CARES - FIX THE INSTALLER!!!!!
by Matt Edlund on Fri 24th Jun 2005 15:57 UTC

NONE of what was in the artical matters one bit until the FreeBSD installer is fixed. It fails to reslove DNS 50% of the time, if you have to go back and correct a mistake the install fails. The package untility is a total failure and useless. You use the FreeBSD installer to create a minmum install and even THEN you are crossing your fingers it works! It is inconcivable to me that "improvments" like hyperthreading support are more important than the basics.

"Use simple, effective and reliable methods and tools in order to achive complex solutions" -Theo De Rault at the Calgary Linux Users Group Meeting during Hack-a-thon 2005.