Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Nov 2006 23:05 UTC, submitted by SEJeff
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Mark Shuttleworth is trying to entice OpenSUSE developers to join Ubuntu. "Novell's decision to go to great lengths to circumvent the patent framework clearly articulated in the GPL has sent shockwaves through the community. If you are an OpenSUSE developer who is concerned about the long term consequences of this pact, you may be interested in some of the events happening next week as part of the Ubuntu Open Week."
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RE[7]: Why is proprietary bad?
by nicolasb on Sat 25th Nov 2006 21:22 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Why is proprietary bad?"
nicolasb
Member since:
2006-08-22

I'm talking about our beloved desktop. You are making a wordsalad. For a desktop user openBSD has near zero hardware support if compared to FreeBSD and Linux.

Edited 2006-11-25 21:25

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Janizary Member since:
2006-03-12

No, you made a blanket statement, "openbsd doesn't support as much hardware as FreeBSD does," you said. And you're still talking complete nonsense.

For the desktop the only difference between FreeBSD, Ubuntu, Solaris, openSUSE and OpenBSD is what version of X they are running, and what additional software you run with said X. It's all the same otherwise, X is X.

The binary blobs used by one system is hardly worth noticing in the scope of desktop usage, if you're looking to run 3d acceleration, then sure, your FreeBSD box with almost half-assed binary drivers for some cards may make your 3d acceleration work, most of the time no, the Linux binary drivers are always more up-to-date and have improved functionality.

OpenBSD lacks the 3d acceleration provided by the binaries, that only effects video games and modelling. Last I heard not everyone needs 3d in order to check their e-mail, play vorbis .oggs, run Opera, watch movies and browse the net.

If you're going to make a complaint against OpenBSD's desktop usage, at least understand what you're talking about - OpenBSD has a hard time handling threading properly, so some programmes can bog down under heavy loads.

Lacking a binary driver that barely does what it is supposed to for a handful of cards is not a big issue for desktop usage. Regular usage of a desktop doesn't require 3d accelerators, that is the only thing that OpenBSD does not have that your run of the mill Linux distribution or FreeBSD has. That's hardly, "near zero hardware support," it's supporting the open source stuff that comes with X.

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nicolasb Member since:
2006-08-22

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For the desktop the only difference between FreeBSD, Ubuntu, Solaris, openSUSE and OpenBSD is what version of X they are running, and what additional software you run with said X. It's all the same otherwise, X is X. "

No, openbsd doesn't support as much desktop hardware as FreeBSD. I'm not ONLY talking about graphic cards, so don't tell me "X is X".

You quoted Solaris. Just LOL. Solaris supports litteraly nothing of the x86 desktop market.

Edited 2006-11-25 21:52

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