FreeBSD and hardware??

Tyson Boellstorff perlcat at
Tue Dec 2 11:15:11 PST 2008

> > Once you fix basic problems like these, then we can talk about how to
> > redefine ease of use.
> >
> > Bob McConnell
> ease of use is always relative to the person using.

Ease of use is also relative to the training investment. In X, a moderate 
investment some 20-odd years ago still pays, even through the evolvement of 
interfaces like KDE, which follows the same general structure. 

With certain other commercial products, you get to learn it again, and again, 
and again. What I've had to re-learn to support Windows 1.1, 2.0. 3.0. 3.11, 
95, NT, ME, 2000, XP, and Vista has changed dramtically over the years, and 
they're not done making it usable for the lowest common denominator yet, 
especially when you throw in de-enhancements like (un)FriendlyTree, 
a.k.a. "Where the @!$#@! are my files?!?!?!".

This is why I can easily justify teaching my elders FreeBSD -- they 
unquestionably have more to learn, but they only learn it once, so the 
investment pays off. 

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