lament about freebsd sacrifices
fj at panix.com
Wed Apr 14 19:39:59 PDT 2004
On Wed, Apr 14, 2004 at 11:36:05AM -0700, Peter Leftwich wrote:
> I thought I would post this as something of a warning. Using
> FreeBSD as a primary, non-dual-boot OS means sacrificing. Here is a
> partial list of sacrifices, as compared to Microsoft Windows XP:
> * flatbed scanner
joe on anna $: du -ch ~/tmp/Scanning-Project/
HP Scanjet 2200C; a USB device.
> * MP3 devices
Creative Labs' Muvo bits are in 5.x, I believe. If I weren't lazy,
I'd use mine.
> Any major sacrifices I've forgotten?
Major sacrifices using Windows XP:
commandline iso generation
RSS using Liferea
Streamtuner, for my local MP3 collection and remote streams
ssh and sftp in the base install
text based browsers
bash and the shell in general
Learning, even though I don't hack code, how to edit a makefile and
figure out how to maintain a system by RTFMing and using google, not
to omit documentation installed on my local system.
Learning that running Excessive UT in Linux emulation on FreeBSD 4.9
is like swimming with boots on. <-- I crack me up.
Learning how to ask a smart question.
Lost time: daily anti-virus signature updates; monthly security
patches to the base OS and apps duct-taped to the base OS
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