Hi I have a suggestion! To Imporve the perfect Freebsd!

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Sun Mar 28 17:48:17 PST 2004

On Mar 28, 2004, at 2:09 PM, Joe Falcone wrote:

> With your help your os will
> become a alternetive to all operating systems on the
> market.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but...
a) the goal of FreeBSD isn't to become a marketed product, per se... and
b) FreeBSD already IS an alternative to marketed OS's.

> If you will make WINE a hidden component in
> the operating system and tell everyone about the new
> compatability you will make a difference in operating
> systems of future computing.

a) why make Windows out of a system that isn't Windows?  If you need 
it...why not just run it?
b) I don't WANT invisible compatibility.  I don't need the virus 
propagations and hacks for one OS showing up in another one.

I *like* knowing that I can have a virus binary on my system sandboxed 
tightly in because it *can't* run on my platform.  I regularly test 
some of my mailscanners and AV implementations using files saved on my 
OS X system.

> Make a difference and
> change the way operating systems work by taking this
> advice of mine and you will have a flawless operating
> system of sorts.

Except that it runs Windows stuff. :-p


No OS is perfect if it aims to be all things for all people.  Focus on 
the strengths that work best for the OS niche, and you'll have a 
usable system for that segment...at least that's my philosophy.  I've 
been wrong many times before though :-)

> if you make this a special component in the operating
> system. We can acomplish! The world needs windows
> programs without the "blue screen of death" So do this
> and you will be rewarded inside af how you changed the
> world!

Then wait for MS to fix their problems.  Me, I'm happy with my servers 
running FreeBSD and Linux and my notebook running OS X and I tolerate 
the servers the end users use with Win2k :-/

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