Linked by Drumhellar on Wed 25th Sep 2013 22:02 UTC

I've been a big fan of FreeBSD since I first acquired 4.4 on 4 CDs. By that point, I had already spent a lot of time in Linux, but I was always put off by its instability and inconsistency. Once I had FreeBSD installed, it felt like a dream. Everything worked the way it was supposed to, and the consistency of its design meant even older documentation would be mostly applicable without having to figure out how my system was different. There is a reason why in the early days of the Internet, a huge portion of servers ran FreeBSD.

But, that was a while ago. Since then, Linux has matured greatly and has garnered a lot of momentum, becoming the dominant Unix platform. FreeBSD certainly hasn't stood still, however. The FreeBSD team has kept current with hardware support, new features, and a modern, performant design.

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@Soulbender, @Risthel

You said the same thing(with other words) about kernel API breakage :
here -
here -

One does not need to be too much dramatic. Things dont break so easy as you sad.

So both of you dont agree that the Linux driver model could be better? You never see any threads about people having problems after upgrading the kernel?

When anyone, me, or bassbeast or anyone else, point out all the problems with Linux drivers - we get called ugly names, "parrot", "idiot", etc. Is it not acceptable that people thinks the Linux driver model is not good, and could be done better? Linux can not have flaws? The source code is far from good?

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lucas_maximus Member since:

The whole idea of how the Linux kernel works is that you have to GPL your code.

You have to play by their rules or f--k off. That is their decision and they want people to play by their rules.

Some people think that is justified. You and I don't believe that is okay.

For me it is against the spirit of something which is open source, but I don't believe anything that is GPL is in the spirit of sharing and giving something away.

If I give my work away it will be under a license that allows the person to do anything they want with it.

Edited 2013-09-26 19:59 UTC

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Soulbender Member since:

So both of you dont agree that the Linux driver model could be better?

I have never said it couldn't be better but I don't agree that it's fundamentally broken and that Linux isn't stable.

Is it not acceptable that people thinks the Linux driver model is not good, and could be done better?

You're free to think whatever you want and I'm free to disagree. You may notice a distinct lack of thought police at your door.

Linux can not have flaws?

Oh, it has flaws alright but so does every OS.

The source code is far from good?

I wouldn't know, I haven't look at it much but I'm sure it's better than what either of us could do.

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Risthel Member since:


I did not said that Linux driver model is the best, not either is "good enough" to all the situations. You are just painting Linux way worst than it is.

This is a cicle that NEEDS to end. People grow up, but it seems that still needs to be tied to old misconcepts(or exagerate some of them) painting the other technology as the worst. Linux users making Windows technology the bad/ugly, and BSD users annoying Linux around.

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