Rumour Mill on FreeBSD Death Still ....

Linh Pham question+advocacy at
Tue Oct 7 10:47:54 PDT 2003

On 2003-10-07 09:57 -0700, Johnson David <DavidJohnson at> wrote:

# 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

6) FreeBSD doesn't have a lot of commercial software (compared to Oracle
or Domino on Linux)

7) FreeBSD. Isn't that a server-only operating system?

Those are two that I commonly run into.

Linh Pham                                question+advocacy at
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