Which OS for notebook
j.mckeown at ru.ac.za
Tue Oct 5 14:29:46 UTC 2010
On Tuesday 05 October 2010 15:47:36 Pierre-Luc Drouin wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 9:31 AM, Jonathan McKeown <j.mckeown at ru.ac.za> wrote:
> > On Tuesday 05 October 2010 13:31:08 Carmel wrote:
> > > I have been tooling around with FreeBSD for a year or so now and I find
> > > it incredible that there is virtually no support for modern hardware;
> > > i.e., drivers for 'N' protocol devices.
> > > I realize that at this point someone will inevitably chime in and play
> > > the "blame the manufacturers" whine. If that were factually correct,
> > > then no one else would be able to supply drivers and support for
> > > hardware that FreeBSD has left orphaned.
> > So. What's the connection between freebsd.user at seibercom.net,
> > carmel_ny at hotmail.com and gesbbb at yahoo.com, who all post through
> > scorpio.seibercom.net, and who all have remarkably similar views on why
> > FreeBSD is a pile of rubbish?
> > And in terms of keeping my killfile reasonably effective, is there any
> > easy way to filter out /all/ the sockpuppets at once? Or do I just need
> > to keep adding them one at a time?
> Well, according to me FreeBSD works very well on desktops (except for
> CUDA), but I agree that its usage is extremely limited for laptops and
> netbooks. If I can't use ACPI or wireless on my laptop/netbook, I don't
> really see the point... Over the past 6 years I have tried many times to
> use FreeBSD on my laptops/netbooks but these problems always made me fall
> back to Linux... I still use FreeBSD as the only OS on my desktop computers
I'm not disputing that there are things not supported on/by FreeBSD that it
would be nice to see working. I'm just getting bored with hearing very
similar whinges, posted from multiple email addresses but apparently all from
the same person: look at
Both messages are sent from carmel_ny at hotmail.com. They have the identical
ascii-art flag in the sigblock. One is signed Carmel (carmel at hotmail.com),
the other Jerry (gesbbb at yahoo.com).
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