Why FreeBSD not popular on hardware vendors

michael michael.copeland at gmail.com
Fri Dec 12 13:42:02 PST 2008

Brian Whalen wrote:
> michael wrote:
>> Brian Whalen wrote:
>>> 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.
>> apparently that isn't an option. i see this all the time in the free 
>> os market. i want, i want, i want, i want. hello, there are limited 
>> developers and they actually have lives outside of freebsd.
>>> Brian
>>> Decide what problem you want to solve, and then get the best tool 
>>> for that problem
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> no doubt, unless we get the multimillion dollar donation like ibm did 
> for linux, it is what it is.  I like it, it works for me, but I really 
> can't do more than ask for things since I don't write code.  I do QA 
> work, that is about as close as I get.
> Brian
that would be possible if freebsd ran a bit better on power or powerpc 
based machines. would also help if it had 15 trillion monkey developers 
like linux. i can't even get freebsd running on a ppc card in a power 

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