Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 4th Nov 2005 23:45 UTC
FreeBSD The clocks have fallen back, the leaves are hitting the ground and new BSD releases are on the Net. Among all the noise and buzz created by Linux, it's important to remember that it's not the only open source variant of Unix. OpenBSD, NetBSD and FreeBSD are all still very much alive and kicking and have recently been released from their respective projects.
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RE[2]: Still behind for desktops
by on Sat 5th Nov 2005 10:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Still behind for desktops"

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"In a word, wireless networking on FreeBSD is simple, straightforward, and logical.
Wireless networking on Linux is a horrid mess."

Well, one thing that matters to me is what can i use it for:

http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=wi&sektion=4

"Lucent Hermes, Intersil PRISM and Spectrum24"

Hello? Anybody said something about _support_?

I won't use any proprietary Windows drivers (for obvious reasons).

And no, I'm not a Linux zealot, I like BSDs. The thing is, both Linux and BSDs have some shortcomings in this area.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=wi&sektion=4"
"Lucent Hermes, Intersil PRISM and Spectrum24"

That's not a fair query, wi isnt the only driver:
http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=802.11&apropos=1

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RE[4]: Still behind for desktops
by on Sat 5th Nov 2005 11:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Still behind for desktops"
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"That's not a fair query, wi isnt the only driver"

You got me (damn, i've agreed that i'm an ignorant, not good ;) ).

But returning to the previous comment, it's not that scary to use wireless on Linux (surely not a mess as it was suggested) and there is a way too big risk that the card you have won't work - either on Linux or *BSD.

rtl-8180 based thingy is working well with a decent driver on Linux but i'd rather blame manufacturers for the messy situation we have, not the implementators.

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