On Sun, 16 Nov 2008 22:41:27 +0100 (CET) Wojciech Puchar <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >> improving FreeBSD, there wouldn't be a need to "convert". "Build > >> it (and secure/stabilise it) and they will come". > > > > Indeed, what IS the value of more users to a volunteer project like > > FreeBSD? > > to some level - better driver support. but > windows-converters-seeking-for-nicer-windows don't write drivers. > > this level is OK, more users can make only harm. > > exactly what happened with linux. > > as heavyweight "sponsors" did. they pay but request not just adding > drivers but to add strange-but-trendy features and solutions that > take system's quality down quickly. > > exactly that happened to NetBSD. i recently installed newest NetBSD > version just to look at it. it was damn slow and even slower under > high load!! > > not mentioning linux that got just billion$ total sposoring from IBM. > Could you point out some of those strange-but-trendy features? I tried Ubuntu for a while on my laptop and it more or less Just Works. It boots up quickly, detects all my devices, has accelerated 3D etc. Now I did move back to FreeBSD because I had problems with its autodetection system - in particular the graphics card wasn't configured properly. But that's a problem with Ubuntu specifically, and I could just as easily have switched to Debian or Gentoo where more manual configuration is required - just like in FreeBSD. One of the strengths of Linux is that if you find one of the new trendy features doesn't work, you can generally just build a new kernel - without including it. If it's user-space you don't like - well, that's a problem with the distribution, not linux itself. -- Bruce Cran _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"