FreeBSD 10 prognostication...

Hamell, Rick (SPARQ) Rick.Hamell at
Fri May 18 03:24:33 UTC 2012

What, 8bit color ANSI isn't GUI enough?

But seriously, it feels like it works even worse then it did a decade ago. 

Rick Hamell
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On May 17, 2012, at 4:20 PM, "Vance Siemens" <vance.siemens at> wrote:

> 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
> boon.
> 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).
>> DES
>> --
>> Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at
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