Hi: I started using FreeBSD because I wanted to develop an independent CD/DVD Writing utility. FreeBSD had its ATAPI Interface sorted when Linux was still struggling with the old IDE-SCSI Driver. So I got started using FreeBSD, and developed "Spiegel" (the thing with the Wildebeest License, which you'll find on the Web) and a couple of other utilities. But then the FreeBSD Interface changed and my programs crashed for reasons which I couldn't understand. Meanwhile Linux got their SG Interface sorted, so I switched to Linux, which then worked better anyway.
Another point which may be relevant: I like trying different Unix flavours, so my habit is always to install new versions from scratch, never upgrading. As a FreeBSD Desktop User I get problems which don't seem to bother other people, and this could be the reason why. Possibly Debian kFreeBSD will resolve these issues when it reaches Production form. Yours truly: Frank Mitchell On Saturday 16 June 2012 03:55:19 Jozef Baum wrote: > I prefer FreeBSD for 4 reasons: > > - FreeBSD has true Unix roots, it's not just a new implementation of Unix, > like Linux. > - FreeBSD is a complete operating system, not just a kernel with third > party utilities, like Linux. > - FreeBSD has a development concept which guarantees a much more > homogeneous quality of the overall system than Linux. > - FreeBSD has a license agreement which offers much more freedom than the > GPL, which applies to Linux. > > However, there is much more documentatíon availabe to start with Linux than > with FreeBSD. > > The problem of FreeBSD is not its technical quality, but the complete lack > of any efficient marketing. > > FreeBSD people seem to think that, because FreeBSD is a superior product, > people will use it. However, society doesn't work this way. > > FreeBSD has to convince users of its benefits they can appreciate (not > extremely technical onces), and to make the transition to FreeBSD as easy > and smooth as possible for them. > > This is definitely not something that can be done by people with a sticker > "Intel inside" on their back, and who take it for granted that newcomers to > FreeBSD know UNIX. > > At present, FreeBSD positions itself as a system to which Linux user can > switch. > > FreeBSD should position itself as the best product for newcomers to the > UNIX-world. > > > -------------------------------------------------- > Von: "Allen" <unix.hac...@comcast.net> > Datum: Samstag, 16. Juni 2012 00:28 > An: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Betreff: Re: Why Are You Using FreeBSD? > > > On 5/31/2012 4:58 AM, David Chisnall wrote: > >> Thanks to all who replied, both on and off list. I've attempted to > >> distill the replies that I got into a coherent summary. I've put the > >> draft on the wiki here: > >> http://wiki.freebsd.org/WhyUseFreeBSD > >> > >> Feedback welcome! > > > > I thought it was nice :) I personally have liked the way that both > > FreeBSD and Slackware Linux have handled the Advocacy of the OS compared > > to some others. Not sure why, I just do. > > > > But it's nice to have this as well, because it's one thing to wear a > > FreeBSD tee shirt under a FreeBSD hoodie while wearing FreeBSD Boxers > > and using a Laptop covered in BSD stickers (Yea, I've done this), but > > it's probably easiest when someone asks why you use it, to simply say > > "Well, read this and see if you'd like it too, and it's free so you > > don't have to pay if you don't want to, and you can install it very > > easily, and configure every single aspect of it" > > > > I think we all have our reasons that we use it, and it's nice to see > > them kind of distilled into one place where you can send someone to > > look, or, just see what other people are using it with, and why, and > > what for, and maybe even get new ideas of your own. > > > > For whatever it's worth; GREAT job! > > > > -Allen / gore > > _______________________________________________ > > email@example.com mailing list > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-advocacy > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > > "freebsd-advocacy-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" > > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-advocacy > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-advocacy-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-advocacy To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-advocacy-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"