On Wednesday, 14 April 2004 at 11:36:05 -0700, Peter Leftwich wrote: > I thought I would post this as something of a warning. Using > FreeBSD as a primary, non-dual-boot OS means sacrificing. Here is a > partial list of sacrifices, as compared to Microsoft Windows XP: > > * webcam ball > * flatbed scanner > * color printer > * digital cameras > * firewire devices > * several USB 1 and 2 devices > * IM software features such as voice and video chat > * websites that use ActiveX (Windows) controls > * MP3 devices > > Any major sacrifices I've forgotten? ":-\
Who knows? I don't even understand what you're talking about. Of these, I use on FreeBSD: > * color printer > * digital cameras > * firewire devices > * several USB 1 and 2 devices > * MP3 devices About the rest: > * webcam ball What's that? Webcams work. > * flatbed scanner Scanners are supported. > * IM software features such as voice and video chat Are you talking about "Instant Messenger"? I don't know why you'd want to use it, but there's support for it in the Ports Collection. > * websites that use ActiveX (Windows) controls I don't know what that is, but if web sites use non-standard extensions, they're not standards compliant. That's their issue, not FreeBSD's. Of course, I can't tell you that everything in FreeBSD is better. I only know (and so do the people who have to listen to me bitching on IRC) that Microsoft XP is one of the most frustrating environments I have ever tried to use. I'd "sacrifice" a lot to avoid having to use it. Greg -- When replying to this message, please copy the original recipients. If you don't, I may ignore the reply or reply to the original recipients. For more information, see http://www.lemis.com/questions.html Note: I discard all HTML mail unseen. Finger [EMAIL PROTECTED] for PGP public key. See complete headers for address and phone numbers.
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