To Whom It May Concern: Greeting from Australia
I commend your efforts and your success. Following are some gripes with FreeBSD and ideas to fix them. I have been using FreeBSD for a few years. I have also played with lots of Linux distributions but still FreeBSD is my first choice as a computer system admin and backend web developer. But you know what pisses me off about FreeBSD? It is the little things. Every Linux Distributor in the world is hard at work reinventing the interface and making the Linux as user friendly as possible but we're still dogged by turn of the century hassle with our FreeBSD. Here is what I would fix: 1. Reinvent the installer and interface. Fundamental thing like system installer is still phenomenally arcane. There is no excuse for FreeBSD developers not to upgrade the system installer and why not using disk imaging technology like Norton ghost or Acronis TrueImageinstead of the traditional installation. 2. Integrate a PHP shell into the core of the system. PHP is by far the most popular computing language in the world. Why not have a shell called PHP shell. So lots of web developers out there can easily create shell scripts in PHP syntax to automate and run programs on FreeBSD. Who wants to learn bash or sh scripting? They are by far the least popular and ugly programming language in the world. It is astounding that FreeBSD developers have not clued in to the fact that millions of backend webmasters could easily migrate and adopt FreeBSD as their O.S of their choice because of PHP. 3. Content Management Website Your current website looks very ordinary and doesn't make any impression for anyone visiting your site for the first time. There are outstanding open source CMS like Joomla, Mambo, eZ Publish, Drupel just to name a few out there that let you build a very quick and professional website in no times Don't get me wrong, I love FreeBSD and I always remain loyal to it. I love the unique port collection concept for third party application installation. Thanks I look forward to hearing from you. Yours faithfully Sammy Sumer _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"