Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jan 2007 14:57 UTC, submitted by iangibson
PC-BSD PC-BSD 1.3 was released on New Year's Eve. Dru Lavigne interviewed Kris Moore, Andrei Kolu, and Charles Landemaine of the PC-BSD release engineering team regarding the new release and their involvement within the PC-BSD community.
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FreeBSD and hardware support
by garymax on Fri 26th Jan 2007 22:59 UTC
garymax
Member since:
2006-01-23

FreeBSD has a long way to go with their hardware support in order for them to even think about replacing Linux in various capacities.

For instance, their savage driver is still broken in this release and hardware drivers are lacking. And this even after a bug report was filed 1 month after the 6.1 release came out. Quality control anyone?

Linux is still the best the future has to offer...

Edited 2007-01-26 23:00

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RE: FreeBSD and hardware support
by Oliver on Fri 26th Jan 2007 23:37 in reply to "FreeBSD and hardware support"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

Oh Jesus a Linux "zealot" ;)

You have quality with *BSD and quantity with Linux. Some small hacks aren't really any kind of stable development. It just works is Linus credo. It works because it's good handcrafted code is *BSD credo. But I do think this isn't something you like to hear. Maybe people like Alan Cox or Andrew Morton fit better? These people stand for quality in Linux and they are fightin g against the legions of "hackers", who don't know it better. Maybe Linux will mature in future, but it's a long, hard road - LSB is the beginning.

*per aspera ad astra* ;)

>Linux is still the best the future has to offer...

I see, a second "Windows" with all it's trade offs. Thanks. But hey it's opensource ;)
Some people like it to work with an os, others like it to tinker with an os - it's a free world, do what you want :o)

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garymax Member since:
2006-01-23

"I see, a second "Windows" with all it's trade offs. Thanks. But hey it's opensource ;)
Some people like it to work with an os, others like it to tinker with an os - it's a free world, do what you want :o..."

For your info I use Slackware so I hardly "tinker" as you put it. FreeBSD simply does not rise to the level of Linux in hardware support. Also, if someone is going to produce an OS that does not work as well as others and relies on "tinkering" or "fixes" that may be fine for some folk but at least admit it and work on it.

This tinkering aspect of FreeBSD is holding it back. It's got nothing to do with Windows so don't even go there.

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Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

I knew some one was gonna troll this thread. What you say about FreeBSD, Windows users could say the same thing about Linux, so...

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garymax Member since:
2006-01-23

"I knew some one was gonna troll this thread. What you say about FreeBSD, Windows users could say the same thing about Linux, so..."

Not trolling just stating opinion as you have. Calling it "trolling" is an easy out for you.

Demonstrate that FreeBSD has as good of hardware support as Linux in benchmarks and I'll change my mind. Until then a man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument...:-)

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