Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jan 2012 22:54 UTC
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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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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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

However, desktop usability is really becoming an issue in Unix world (as far as desktop usage is concerned).

I agree. To the extent that Linux has a desktop presence. One tends to get a skewed sense of reality when immersed in the OSNews noosphere. (Oops. I used an ESRism.)

I included this link in a post I made a little while ago. While it's handy, I may as well use it here, too:

http://gs.statcounter.com/#os-ww-yearly-2008-2012

In a nutshell, *if* we want more people using Linux on the desktop (and that is not necessarily a given) then we need to be doing something differently than we have been.

-Steve

P.S. Same goes for the FreeBSD and PC-BSD guys, too. They face the same questions and the same problems.

Edited 2012-01-13 19:23 UTC

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twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11


P.S. Same goes for the FreeBSD and PC-BSD guys, too. They face the same questions and the same problems.


BSD doesn't face the same problems since BSD projects (FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD etc) are being run by teams which stand behind their projects. BSD isn't an anarchy, unlike Linux.

FreeBSD is an operating system. OpenBSD is an operating system. Ubuntu is a distro, Fedora is a distro. Linux is what?

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