FreeBSD 10 prognostication...

Vance Siemens vance.siemens at
Thu May 17 23:20:19 UTC 2012

Eh, sorry. I got excited at the prospect of downloading FreeBSD from
the App Store and having the installer "just work" in a modern GUI.
You have to admit, FreeBSD is lacking in this area. It would be a

On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 7:18 AM, Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des at> wrote:
> Vance Siemens <vance.siemens at> writes:
>> Can you share a brief overview of what's wrong with it?
> Umm, it's about as factual as The Onion, except not as funny.  FreeBSD
> never had to "jettison two thirds of its code base and start from
> scratch".  Apple is not involved in FreeBSD development.  No Mac OS X or
> Darwin version "includes" FreeBSD.  FreeBSD and Mac OS X will never
> merge.  FreeBSD was never acquired by WinDriver Systems or by anyone
> else, although a company named WindRiver Systems (makers of the embedded
> operating system VxWorks, not of Windows video drivers) did at one point
> acquire BSDI, which had previously acquired Walnut Creek CD-ROM, which
> was heavily involved in the early history of both FreeBSD and Slackware
> Linux.  The remains of Walnut Creek CD-ROM and BSDI are now known as
> FreeBSD Mall and iXsystems (of PC-BSD and FreeNAS fame).
> --
> Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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