On Wed, Apr 14, 2004 at 11:36:05AM -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: > > * flatbed scanner
joe on anna $: du -ch ~/tmp/Scanning-Project/ 303M /home/joe/tmp/Scanning-Project/MetMuseumBulletinWinter81-82 2.8M /home/joe/tmp/Scanning-Project/Orion-Arm-Poster-Natl-Geographic 167M /home/joe/tmp/Scanning-Project/MetMuseumBulletinFall1980 198M /home/joe/tmp/Scanning-Project/MetMuseumBulletinWinter83-84 671M /home/joe/tmp/Scanning-Project/ 671M total HP Scanjet 2200C; a USB device. > * MP3 devices Creative Labs' Muvo bits are in 5.x, I believe. If I weren't lazy, I'd use mine. > Any major sacrifices I've forgotten? Major sacrifices using Windows XP: mutt slrn exim xmms commandline iso generation windowmaker KDE Gnome RSS using Liferea Xpdf ps2* pdf2* Xine Streamtuner, for my local MP3 collection and remote streams emacs Wterm Eterm ssh and sftp in the base install text based browsers bash and the shell in general Learning, even though I don't hack code, how to edit a makefile and figure out how to maintain a system by RTFMing and using google, not to omit documentation installed on my local system. Learning that running Excessive UT in Linux emulation on FreeBSD 4.9 is like swimming with boots on. <-- I crack me up. Learning how to ask a smart question. Learning, period. Lost time: daily anti-virus signature updates; monthly security patches to the base OS and apps duct-taped to the base OS _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"