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 5.1
by chicobaud on Tue 29th Apr 2003 03:22 UTC

I know there is a road map, but I would have liked a
question about its date confirmation (5.1, I mean). Also if we are to expect a 4.9 or not (at this point in time).

A big Thank You to the BSD persons for a really good
interview (and long to read). Thanks to osnews (Eugenia)

FreeBSD will never be a BSD 'for the masses'.
Start with Linux if you can't get used to BSD and then
switch later(you won't regret it). FreeBSD never attempted
to rule the world (as said by the developers) don't try to
change its mentallity now.

The basic administration GUI would be a nice development
but seems like it's a time consuming task.

We don't need a new installer but some gui admin
frontend would facilitate things a lot on basic changes to
the system:
boot options and maybe a ports and packages
installed *manager* with python and tcl/Tk, that could
read a file with the port version and other information,
but not a gui ports installer, the prompt is better.

Plenty of people like FreeBSD.