Why FreeBSD not popular on hardware vendors

Charlie Kester corky1951 at comcast.net
Thu Dec 11 11:09:53 PST 2008

On Thu 11 Dec 2008 at 10:37:42 PST prad wrote:
>while i agree with you as far as having suitable driver accessibility,
>i don't see why one system needs to try to be all things to all people.

I agree.  But if FreeBSD isn't trying to be all things to all people,
the implication is that it IS trying to be only some things to only some

Looking at http://www.freebsd.org/about.html and the links therefrom, I
don't see anything narrowing down who those "some people" are or what
the "some things" might be which FreeBSD is aiming to provide to them.

In fact, http://www.freebsd.org/applications.html seems to suggest that
ordinary desktop users are among the target audience.  There we see
FreeBSD recommended, not only to service providers and sysadmins, but
also to software developers, students and researchers, internet surfers,
and even game players.

The impression I get from the website is that FreeBSD is indeed trying
to be all things to all people.  Did I miss something?

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