Why FreeBSD not popular on hardware vendors

prad prad at towardsfreedom.com
Thu Dec 11 17:00:13 PST 2008

On Thu, 11 Dec 2008 17:28:13 -0700
Chad Perrin <perrin at apotheon.com> wrote:

> Can we stop trying to dissuade people
> from improving FreeBSD, and from advocating for improvements?
i don't think that's really what is happening, chad.
i think there is just some disagreement as to what is considered an

> Why does everybody seem
> so eager to assume that FreeBSD isn't, and shouldn't be, a good
> desktop system?
from what i see, that isn't the concern. the concern specifically seems
to be twofold:

1. that freebsd not lose its integrity in an attempt to support
certain wishes of certain desktop users
2. that desktop usage is possibly not a primary goal and therefore
should not detract from development in the other areas

i think it is always an excellent idea to "talk hardware vendors into
providing better specs so better drivers can be produced". this is
something the openbsd group also advocated strongly for and it can only
be good for all opensource (assuming it be done properly). however, i
think the concern your opposition has is that the wishes of the desktop
contigent not control the reins of development of an os we all find to
be excellent ... so far.

In friendship,

                                      ... with you on your journey
Towards Freedom
http://www.towardsfreedom.com (website)
Information, Inspiration, Imagination - truly a site for soaring I's

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list