Why FreeBSD not popular on hardware vendors

Da Rock rock_on_the_web at comcen.com.au
Wed Dec 10 22:37:29 PST 2008

On Sun, 2008-12-07 at 08:29 -0500, Jerry wrote:

> IMHO, before FreeBSD can make a significant market share improvement,
> it has to improve its hardware support. NVidia, for one, has expressed
> a desire to support FreeBSD; however, it needs the FreeBSD organization
> to improve its basic product, especially in the 64-bit systems, which
> are the future of computing.

Ok. So what needs improvement and where to start? Not being critical,
I'm interested in this.

Personally though, I think the business model here is a failure and
seriously flawed. And yes, I did study business at Monash (and butted
heads constantly; IF you don't look out for the health and well being of
a community, environment, employees, whatever- the extreme social
responsibility- then the clients and potential clients die, ergo no
customers therefore no money to be made. Thats looking after your
bottomline: Duh!) and saw this continually. Marketing the same;
appealing to all markets is extremely lucrative, and with the technology
literally at our fingertips can be very easy to do. So why not just pull
the finger out and do it instead of saying its too hard, too much
trouble, etc. Old people at the wheel stuck on old ways and refusing to
budge (no offense intended to those on the list- I have a lot of respect
for those in technology; strangely the inverse is true- they actually
know what they're doing and do it properly the first time) in

Sorry for the rant, but that's just my 2c.

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