Rumour Mill on FreeBSD Death Still ....

Johnson David DavidJohnson at
Tue Oct 7 09:59:05 PDT 2003

On Monday 06 October 2003 09:22 pm, Vulpes Velox wrote:

> > I bought and wore that shirt at LinuxWorld a few months ago. I was
> > working in the KDE booth and had quite a few people come up asking
> > me about BSD. There was quite a lot of misinformation out there
> > that I had the opportunity to correct.
> What where some of the come misinfo about it?

1) FreeBSD doesn't have Java

2) FreeBSD doesn't have a usable GUI

3) FreeBSD has little hardware support (no USB, no Nvidia, etc)

4) FreeBSD can't do SMP at all

5) FreeBSD has no commercial support

All of these were, in my opinion, valid concerns in the minds of the 
questioners. I'm pretty sure that at least two people I talked to went 
out and tried FreeBSD.


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