I have read briefly on FreeBSD and it seems to be the winner on speed and
stability versus Linux and of course MS Windows.
versus linux - of course, versus windows - it's different OS, we should
define how do you compare. for example running windows apps under FreeBSD
with wine will probably be slower than under windows.
As your laptop was probably sold with windows, request it's
manufacturer/reseller to fix the problems or give it back, and buy another
Anyway, how about you plus Google cash, and others (?), putting a simple
easy partition of MS hard disks and FreeBSD install with a nice GUI. And
getting Google to distribute it to the World. My question is, how much
once again i repeat - FreeBSD is not windows replacement. it's unix.
All "nice GUI" for unices turned to be bad idea, every windows user will
say it's poor compared to windows. and they are right.
it will be very nice if someone/some company produce true windows
compatible OS, running windows programs, windows installers, but being
much better and faster.
of course - they could reuse lots of FreeBSD code, like device drivers for
example and graphics modules from Xorg.
FreeBSD is very good in hardware support now, with most of drivers being
very stable and high performance.
for now there is no such thing, except ReactOS which is in early alpha
hardware can you produce drivers for. Presumbably Apple Mac OSX have most of
the hardware drivers, so can you??
Mac OSX reused lots of unix code, mostly FreeBSD AFAIK, + everything by
it could be seen as a competitor for M$ Windows, if it's better or not i
don't know, i don't use both.
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