Linked by Julian Djamil Fagir on Thu 14th Feb 2013 22:23 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives BSD (Berkely System Distribution) was a research operating system based on the original AT&T Unix, developed by the University of Berkeley, California. It has been Open Source right from the beginning, and after the university lost interest in developing it further, several community projects started up (the very first ones were NetBSD and FreeBSD in the early nineties) to continue developing BSD. Anyway, Linux was born roughly at the same time, but a pending lawsuit about copyright infringements prevented the BSD projects to become as successful as Linux (though you could argue about the exact reasons).
Thread beginning with comment 552636
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Keep getting better
by twitterfire on Fri 15th Feb 2013 15:52 UTC in reply to "Keep getting better"
twitterfire
Member since:
2008-09-11

When it "just works" after installation like Linux Mint I will give it serious consideration. Here is hoping...


If you want something where you just click next, next, next to install and will auto detect hardware and install necessary drivers and media codecs, you can give Pc-BSD a try. It is as user friendly as Linux Mint.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: Keep getting better
by ewayte on Fri 15th Feb 2013 21:00 in reply to "RE: Keep getting better"
ewayte Member since:
2010-07-15

PC-BSD has the same hardware issues as FreeBSD. For example, in order to enable Atheros 9285 wireless support, you have to edit /boot/loader.conf as root and add if_ath_load="YES". This is not something most folks would not feel comfortable doing.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[3]: Keep getting better
by phoenix on Fri 15th Feb 2013 22:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Keep getting better"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

PC-BSD has the same hardware issues as FreeBSD.


Well, duh! ;) PC-BSD is FreeBSD. Thus, all hardware support for PC-BSD comes from FreeBSD.

For example, in order to enable Atheros 9285 wireless support, you have to edit /boot/loader.conf as root and add if_ath_load="YES". This is not something most folks would not feel comfortable doing.


ath(4) is part of the GENERIC kernel in FreeBSD 9.1. No loader.conf editing required.

Reply Parent Score: 4