Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 5th Oct 2005 07:44 UTC, submitted by Dan
FreeBSD BSDForums interviews FreeBSD Release Engineering Team's Scott Long relating to various aspects of FreeBSD. Topics discussed include FreeBSD general issues, its academic roots, how FreeBSD compares to other BSDs - OpenBSD, NetBSD, and the ongoing debate on FreeBSD vs. Linux. Scott gives us his perspective on the corporate adoption and popularity of FreeBSD. He brings us up to speed on FreeBSD 6.0, its new features and enhancements, including Apple G4 PowerMac, AMD64 and wireless compatibility. Scott also discusses FreeBSD 6.0's upgrade path and release timetable.
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by John Nilsson on Wed 5th Oct 2005 13:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ,"
John Nilsson
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2005-07-06

I just want to add to this (agree completley) that I didn't migrate to Linux (the same statement applies) because I thogut that it would be or will be a great PnP desktop appliance aimed at my mum and dad.

I went linux because I liked the parts that where aimed at _me_ a geek and a hoppy developer.

I would thus be happier if future "usabilliy studies" and HIG's where based on the assumption that the majority of users are tech savvy geeks and power users.

Ok, this was OT, sorry. Carry on discussing FreeBSD. Any more thoughts on GNU vs. BSD (as oposed to the ever boring Linux)?

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by John Nilsson on Wed 5th Oct 2005 13:38 in reply to "RE[3]: ,"
John Nilsson Member since:
2005-07-06

...hmm, I should use the preview feature in the future. I'll blame this one on no sleep.

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