lament about freebsd sacrifices

David Wolfskill david at
Wed Apr 14 17:12:38 PDT 2004

>Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 09:29:20 +0930
>From: "Paul A. Hoadley" <paulh at>
>To: Peter Leftwich <Hostmaster at Video2Video.Com>
>Cc: freebsd-chat at
>Subject: Re: lament about freebsd sacrifices
>Sender: owner-freebsd-chat at

>> 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:

>> * digital cameras


Actually, my wife couldn't get the manufacturer's software for her
digital camera (re-)installed on her laptop successfully.  (No, I don't
recall if it's XP or what.  It's Microsoft.  I only provide basic
network connectivity for it.)

I plugged the USB connector in to my laptop, whereupon FreeBSD saw a
rather slow SCSI disk.  So I mounted it as an msdos-fs (read-only), and
used tar to pick up everything on the 600+ MB disk, and copy it to a
machine where we could do something useful with the pictures.  :-}

OK; it was a kludge.  However, it had the singular virtue of working.

david       (who doesn't use Microsoft stuff)
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