Why FreeBSD not popular on hardware vendors

Brian Whalen brian at brianwhalen.net
Fri Dec 12 13:26:37 PST 2008

michael wrote:
> has anyone stopped at all during this discussion and considered what 
> you're arguing about? you're all complaining about a SERVER os that 
> doesn't have an nvidia driver for its 64bit implementation and Wojciech.
> I mean seriously, has this helped anything at all? is ranting on here 
> about those two things going to change 8.0 to be the next best gaming 
> console? no. if you want to use freebsd on your desktop with 3D you 
> can. just run i386. but this entire thread has gone down hill from the 
> OP, and it is nonsense. you get a few more registers with 64bit and 
> some more ram, big deal. show me a gaming console that needs more than 
> four gigs of ram. its not a priority and it shouldn't be. this is a 
> server class operating system that you CAN use on your desk if wanted. 
> even linux in all its glory with an nvidia 64bit driver isn't all that 
> great at gaming, i'm sorry its just not. its not that great with 3D 
> modeling either(in house and proprietary software like maya do not 
> count).

It is a great server OS.  Perhaps some would like it to be a better 
desktop OS?  PC BSD not good enough for some I suppose?  You could 
always get a Mac and run the NIX underneath it when needed.

Decide what problem you want to solve, and then get the best tool for 
that problem

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