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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FreeBSD installer
by WattsM on Mon 28th Apr 2003 23:00 UTC

FreeBSD officially slags its own installer, so if you hate it, it's not just you. From the man page for "sysinstall":

BUGS
This utility is a prototype which lasted several years past its expiration date and is greatly in need of death.

http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=sysinstall&apropos=0&sekti...

It's not really that horrible of an installer, though; there's just a few places where the selection process is a little counter-intuitive, notably the "type of installation" selection, where it's remarkably easy to biff the "select everything" option. (For FreeBSD, "everything" is much leaner than a typical Linux distribution!)