On Wednesday 15 April 2009 21:03:50 Polytropon wrote: > On Wed, 15 Apr 2009 14:33:46 -0400, Mehmet Erol Sanliturk <m.e.sanlit...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Problem is not to select an operating system to use but it is easiness of > > usability of FreeBSD especially for the new beginners . > > The thing with "easieness of usability" is... well... it depends > on what you are used to. Those who are (I hope it doesn't sound > impolite)... "spoiled" by strange "Windows" concepts about how > to do things (e. g. copying and moving files through the edit > buffer... ugh...) may find things complicated where others say, > "wow, so easy!" (e. g. "cp <source> <dest>" - compare this to > the easieness of JCL!). > > What may be the best and most comfortable solution to me may > sound like a nightmare to others. > > The topic, regarding USB automount, is such a case. The question > that could arise is: In how much is the operating system responsible > for this automounting? Should it be done by the OS, and if, by > default, and if by default, with which parameters? Or should it > be left to an additional service?
There's a lot of consolidation going on in the unix desktop world, that pretty much forces applications that are buggy, don't know anything about non-linux and require real effort from various FreeBSD developers to get in a somewhat working state, but it still eliminates options. hal being my primary pet-peeve followed by xorg. The reason why I embraced FreeBSD (after BSDi's premature death): ability to do it my way, which is slowly being taken away from me. For example, try getting hal to automount a cd based on a given label, with currently running user on path below home directory, rather then /media. Maybe you can, but I doubt it. In fact, using glabel will present you with multiple notification dialogs out of the box. I can get done exactly what I want, by using native freebsd devd and ditching hal and I have a second option of using amd, except then I have a buggy working Xorg server if it's working at all. Anyway, here's a nice rant about hal, that I think represents how a lot of long time users of FreeBSD on the desktop feel, that may or may not give you some different perspectives: http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2009-April/005758.html -- Mel _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"