The beastie boot menu.
leafy7382 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 30 17:28:16 PST 2004
On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 17:09:42 -0800, Jason C. Wells
<jcw at highperformance.net> wrote:
> It's just not important, not even to regular users. The claim that FreeBSD
> is not suitable to regular users because the beastie menu is gone is silly.
> Jason C. Wells
I am a regular user of FreeBSD since 2.2.8. "Usability" isn't a
on-or-off thing. I don't claim something to be "unusable" because one
single feature isn't present, but it's the notion of "more usable" or
"less usable" that counts. Putting up the beastie menu with or without
the beastie does make FreeBSD more usable in my case. What is wrong
for being not wanting to remember exact arcane loader commands when
one can just press '2' to boot without acpi?
"Without the userland, the kernel is useless."
--inspired by The Tao of Programming
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