FreeBSD and hardware??

michael michael.copeland at
Tue Dec 2 11:42:26 PST 2008

Tyson Boellstorff wrote:
>>> 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. 
you basically lengthened what i said. :-)
also, using classic menus from xp and up looks like win95
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