SPAM: Score 3.3: Re: Instead of, why not...

Jeremy C. Reed reed at
Fri Feb 11 21:05:49 PST 2005

On Sat, 12 Feb 2005, Anthony Atkielski wrote:

> That depends on the OS to which you compare it.  In isolation, FreeBSD
> works on the desktop, just as most UNIX operating systems do, but in
> comparison to Windows or the Mac, it's a rather sorry excuse for a
> desktop.  But no OS can do it all, no matter how religiously its
> proponents might believe otherwise.

I guess this depends on how "desktop" is defined.

Being able to run a desktop for over a hundred days without reboots,
without annoying continuous software failures, without worry of malicious
(or anoying) pop-ups, virus, and malware, and being able to quickly do my
desktop work is a good reason to use an open source Unix desktop.

I guess Mac OS X can meet these goals. But can't meet the need to be able
to use a good functional desktop on old, out-dated, slow hardware.

(Nevertheless, it is not time to advertise FreeBSD as a "desktop"

 Jeremy C. Reed

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