Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 31st Aug 2006 01:29 UTC, submitted by sequethin
NetBSD Charles Hannum, co-founder of NetBSD posted to 3 major BSD lists saying that "The NetBSD Project has stagnated to the point of irrelevance. It has gotten to the point that being associated with the project is often more of a liability than an asset. I will attempt to explain how this happened, what the current state of affairs is, and what needs to be done to attempt to fix the situation."
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as for me
by sequethin on Thu 31st Aug 2006 15:36 UTC
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I would love to use netbsd more often. I installed it on my home pc to try it out a few months ago and I was amazed at how fast it ran. Compared to my freebsd system it just "felt" so much faster. The problem is that if I want to run NetBSD on my desktop at home I have to give up quite a bit. My video card won't run as it should, my sound card wont run as it should, the community is very small and therefore I'd basically be out on my own... that's a lot to give up just to run an OS. What is netbsd good at in and of itself other than portability? The package management is nice but that's simply not enough of a reason. At least with openbsd I'd be giving up my nvidia card for thoroughly inspected, secure code.

For now I'm sticking with freebsd...

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