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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Doc Pain
Member since:
2006-10-08

"X -> mostly the same support
Audio -> almost the same
TV -> a field of Linux, but they have some unstable drivers too in kernel
Network/Wlan -> no real difference, maybe better in OBSD"


As far as I experienced, some Linusi recognize hardware that PC-BSD doesn't, but the majority of standard components can be used with both of them. So both are nearly equivalent. If I can believe some informations I've heard, Linux does support more hardware than "Windows" does, so maybe this is true for PC-BSD, too?

Does "TV" refer to the TV out (video) of GPUs or HDTV 'n stuff? Or multimedia capabilities? I would like to get the video output of my ancient ATI RV250 Radeon 9000/9000 working. :-)

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hamster Member since:
2006-10-06

"As far as I experienced, some Linusi recognize hardware that PC-BSD doesn't, but the majority of standard components can be used with both of them. So both are nearly equivalent. If I can believe some informations I've heard, Linux does support more hardware than "Windows" does, so maybe this is true for PC-BSD, too? "

Your talking about hardware support out of the boks right? Which still doesnt make sence unless you compare a linux kernel that is just as old as XP.

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Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

"Your talking about hardware support out of the boks right? Which still doesnt make sence unless you compare a linux kernel that is just as old as XP."

I don't know if I understand you correctly. BC-PSD, because it's FreeBSD in its base, does not only support hardware that is compatible to the drivers available from the kernel, it also supports hardware that can be accessed via loadable kernel modules. I don't know if Linux kernels handle this the same way. Maybe, there are more drivers included in the Linux kernel by default?

http://www.freebsd.org/releases/6.2R/hardware-i386.html

Surely Linux can be compared with this list...

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