Explaining FreeBSD features

Andrew L. Gould algould at datawok.com
Tue Jun 21 02:03:03 GMT 2005

On Monday 20 June 2005 07:37 pm, Roger 'Rocky' Vetterberg wrote:
> Fafa Hafiz Krantz wrote:
> *snip*
> >>FreeBSD is a typical system driven by technical people.
> >
> > Clearly its weakest point.
> Once again, that depends on your audience. If you ask me, its one
> of FreeBSD's strongest points.
> Im one of those "technical people", and the main reason I like
> BSD is that its not "dumbed down". It does require atleast a
> minimal amount of clue, and it does not take for granted that the
> user is an idiot.
> --
> R

I am not one of the those technical people.  From a non-tech's 
viewpoint, it is a demanding operating system; but I am a more 
competent and more responsible computer user for the trouble.  Maybe 
that's a good point to explore:  convenience rarely breeds 
responsibility.  (What's the line from spiderman?..."with great power 
comes great responsibility"?)  Put another way:  The best things in 
life are earned.

Fafa, Roger is right about analyzing/choosing your audience.  If your 
audience would be truly interested in FreeBSD, don't underestimate them 
(but make sure to provide a list of references for further reading).  
If they need the discussion "dumbed down", your probably wasting both 
your time and theirs.

I could be completely wrong; but that's my 2 cents.

Andrew Gould

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