FreeBSD vs Linux

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Tue Jan 17 16:12:07 PST 2006

David Kelly wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 05:00:26PM -0500, Tamouh H. wrote:
>>> Just get a different sound card.  There are lotsof
>>> inexpensive sounds cards that are probably supported by
>>> FreeBSD for just a few (10-30) $
>> Oh come on, I've been working with all Linux, FreeBSD and Windows.
>> Getting a different card is not the solution. It is actually an absurd
>> suggestion which goes to prove further that Unix has not matured yet
>> to compete with Microsoft.
> [snip]
> The FreeBSD 6.0 kernel has a wrapper for using binary Windows device
> drivers. IIRC the main motivator (see above) was for broad WiFi hardware
> support. Might be able to use Windows sound card drivers for all I
> know.
    I don't think so... wireless cards have a specific grand unified 
interface called NDIS, whereas I'm 99.9% sure that different vendors 
have different interfaces for sound cards. Read: for more info on NDIS.

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