Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 28th Apr 2003 15:48 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today we feature an in-depth interview with three members of FreeBSD's Core (Wes Peters, Greg Lehey and M. Warner Losh) and also a major FreeBSD developer (Scott Long). It is a long read, but we touch a number of hot issues, from the Java port to corporate backing, the Linux competition, the 5.x branch and how it stacks up against the other Unices, UFS2, the possible XFree86 fork, SCO and its Unix IP situation, even re-unification of the BSDs. If you are into (any) Unix, this interview is a must read.
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Make it popular
by Eroll Flynn on Mon 28th Apr 2003 22:15 UTC

OK, so FreeBSD rocks, and beats Linux in most fields. That's great. Now make it popular. Why don't you add an installer for newbies, config tool for newbies and so on. Do to FreeBSD the same think that Mandrake did to Linux - make it easy to use for ordinary people.

Read my lips, MOST PEOPLE DO NOT WANT TO SPEND 2 HOURS TO GET THEIR_FAVOURITE_SYSTEM_TO_WORK. And please don't tell me that it takes less for you. It's the newbies you should be fighting for. Make a bsd for the masses

PS. don't tell me about OSX, I'm not willing to buy Apple's hardware - too expensive.