why BSDs got no love

Diane Bruce db at db.net
Wed Dec 23 13:37:16 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 07:24:10PM -0800, Charlie Kester wrote:
> On Tue 15 Dec 2009 at 07:33:49 PST Jan Husar wrote:
> >http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/opensource/?p=1123&tag=nl.e011
> Others have pointed out that PC-BSD meets the need expressed in this
> article.

I believe this is because of a common misconception of what FreeBSD is.
In essence FreeBSD would be the equivalent of the Linux kernel, except
we have a userland integrated. No one would claim that the Linux kernel
was a 'distro' that needed a GUI installer, yet some think that of FreeBSD.

> As for FreeBSD itself, the question must be asked: do we WANT to get
> more love from people who judge an OS by whether or not it has a
> graphical installer?

No, but it would be great if there were some offerings in ports for
those who wished to roll their own 'distro' ;-).

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