Ports system quality

Chris Rees utisoft at gmail.com
Tue Aug 30 09:48:58 UTC 2011

On 30 Aug 2011 10:15, "Michel Talon" <talon at lpthe.jussieu.fr> wrote:
> Chad Perrin wrote:
> >Of course, your goal is apparently to
> >convince me that yours are the "correct" priorities.
> Indeed i think having the correct priorities is essential when choosing
> between different options, and i am sincerely convinced that my choices
> are shared by a lot more people than yours. For example, having "less
> bloat" in the system doesn't even appear in the radar of most people.
> I value much more that hardware is supported, that installation and
> upgrade are easy, troubleless. Like everyone else i am irritated by
> some developments in the Ubuntu experience, for example the parallel
> booting stuff, which doesn't work well (but that people would like to
> imitate in FreeBSD), but all those problems remain minor. A few days ago
> i went to a store to buy a new laptop, i went with two CDROMs, an Ubuntu
> one and a FreeBSD one. Guess which of the two supported the network
> controllers in the laptops i tried?

Did you deliberately pick the laptops with strange network controllers, or
just use an old version of FreeBSD? Which version did you use?


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