FreeBSD 10 prognostication...

Diane Bruce db at
Sun May 20 23:18:23 UTC 2012

On Sun, May 20, 2012 at 04:42:12PM -0400, Rick Macklem wrote:
> Jamie wrote:
> > On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 07:20:18PM -0400, Vance Siemens wrote:
> > > Eh, sorry. I got excited at the prospect of downloading FreeBSD from
> Well, I worked for a computer science dept. for 30years and it seemed
> to go something like this:
> - Undergrad installs "toy" version of Linux on their desktop/laptop,
>   likes it and promotes it to their friends.
> - When these students graduate, they put Linux/Unix experience on their
>   resume and get hired by a company with no Unix-like systems expertise.
> --> They set up Linux servers for said company.
> If the same was happening for xxBSD, then they would list that as well as
> Linux and they would at least be aware that both existed. I don't believe
> FreeBSD needs to try and do the easy to install GUI distro, but they could
> reference the xxBSD distros that do try to do this. (Yea, I know someone
> didn't like using the term distro for xxBSD distributions, but...)

And when I do get people to look at PCBSD since it looks so spiffy, they
download an ISO only to have it not boot.

It's incredibly frustrating.

> rick

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