Why FreeBSD not popular on hardware vendors

Mike Jeays mike.jeays at rogers.com
Fri Dec 12 18:37:23 PST 2008

On December 12, 2008 07:28:54 pm Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Dec 2008 00:22:15 +0100 (CET), Wojciech Puchar 
<wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote:
> >> There is _nothing_ that is inherently "server oriented" about the main
> >> FreeBSD tree, and it hasn't "split" to anything of the sort.
> >
> > exactly! FreeBSD is unix oriented!
> >
> > everything else depends on what you install.
> >
> > that's why it would be good to finally introduce moderation on that
> > list
> That's a logical leap I am not comfortable with.
> Back when I posted my first question here, some time during the summer
> of 1999, it seemed very nice that older FreeBSD users replied to my
> questions without chastising me for being "off topic".  It seems natural
> to return the favor now, and reply to *all* questions that I can help
> with; even if their relation to FreeBSD is very 'weak'.
> The spirit of replying to all questions, even if they are similar to
> ``How do I process images with a Photoshop-like program on FreeBSD?'',
> or even ``Windows lets me use FOO and do BAR.  Is there something like
> this in FreeBSD?'', seems to be one of the *good* aspects of this list.
> Why should we destroy that good aspect by introducing moderation?
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Agreed.  The noise level on this list is quite low, and off-topic threads get 
discouraged after a few iterations. I would NOT be in favour of moderation - 
I like it the way it is.

Mike Jeays

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