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FreeBSD Some people already submitted this news last week, but it wasn't until today that it became official: the FreeBSD team has announced the release of FreeBSD version 9.0. As you may expect from the major version number change, this is releas eis packed with new stuff.
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Linux desktop on the decline...
by Jason Bourne on Fri 13th Jan 2012 15:02 UTC
Jason Bourne
Member since:
2007-06-02

How many users here are back on Windows?
It seems that the desktop usability will always be an issue to BSD and Linux...

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

How many users here are back on Windows?


Not that it has anything to do at all with this news item but.....not me.

It seems that the desktop usability will always be an issue to BSD and Linux...


It seems you're overly fond of making inflammatory comments.

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Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

Not that it has anything to do at all with this news item but.....not me.


Well, then this counts only 1 person in OSNews. There is the second guy below. I myself didn't yet. But I'm considering. Overall, Thom's primary OS feels like it is Windows.


It seems you're overly fond of making inflammatory comments.


My claims are supported with the climbing high skies of CentOS in Distrowatch.com ranking.

Edited 2012-01-13 17:36 UTC

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

How many users here are back on Windows?

I absolutely cannot imagine it. And I'm not just using that as the common expression that it is. I literally cannot imagine myself using Windows other than while doing the bit of Windows support that I sometimes can't get out of.

Then again, my historical desktop path looks like this:

Xenix 286/386->Unix 386 3.2->SCO Unix 3.2.4.x->SCO Open Server 5->Linux

starting from about 1988, with my transition to Linux occurring around 1996.

There's just way too much of an impedance mismatch between the way I work and the way Windows tries to make me work for me to be happy with it.

A switch to Windows seems like a form of hell on earth to my sensibilities. Linux sometimes has usability issues, but they are generally fixable. Windows has usability issues for me which run to its very core and can't be fixed.

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Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

I see. You are more reasonable. However, desktop usability is really becoming an issue in Unix world (as far as desktop usage is concerned).

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