Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Oct 2006 16:19 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD "With all of the BSD variants available for download, it's easy to incorrectly assume all of them are pure, incompatible forks from each other. Actually, there are more shades of BSD out in the world than just separate forks. One in particular made the news a couple of weeks ago when it was commercially acquired. The BSD in question is PC-BSD. The company that bought it is iXsystems, a systems deployment and integrator firm out of San Jose that has pretty strong experience implementing *BSD, Unix and Linux systems for its customer base. So, why did the company up and buy PC-BSD?"
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RE[4]: Lets hope so
by Soulbender on Fri 27th Oct 2006 02:49 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Lets hope so"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

"If the BSD's want to become more popular then they need to get better hardware support."

I just love these standard, inaccurate cookiecutter arguments. You need to get a clue. Seriously.

"They also need to convince people that the capacity for forking is not as extreme as it may seem, OR not as much of a problem as it seems, OR both."

There are less than 10 BSD's. How many Linux distros are there?

"There's also plenty "the GPL is thievery" crap."
Just like there's a lot of "BSD is dead" and "BSD licensed code can be closed" crap going around.

Edited 2006-10-27 02:49

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RE[5]: Lets hope so
by garymax on Fri 27th Oct 2006 03:31 in reply to "RE[4]: Lets hope so"
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2006-01-23

Original statement: "If the BSD's want to become more popular then they need to get better hardware support."

A reply: "I just love these standard, inaccurate cookiecutter arguments. You need to get a clue. Seriously."

I worked with FreeBSD trying to get it to install on a computer that is known to work great with Linux and does. When I tried FreeBSD, the install, while easy, was the only good part of my experience.

FreeBSD is not as smooth as Linux on hardware. It lacks drivers and critical commercial support that Linux gets on an everyday basis. So this observation is correct and is even admitted to by FreeBSD developers.

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RE[6]: Lets hope so
by Soulbender on Fri 27th Oct 2006 03:36 in reply to "RE[5]: Lets hope so"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"FreeBSD is not as smooth as Linux on hardware."

That's a pretty widereaching conclusion to come to from trying to get it installed on one computer. I could say the same about Linux using my own experience (Ubuntu did not support my ralink wifi, openbsd did). Also, FreeBSD != BSD.

Edited 2006-10-27 03:37

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