FreeBSD and hardware??

Chad Perrin perrin at
Tue Nov 18 11:43:20 PST 2008

On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 10:42:26AM -0500, Dan wrote:
> Wojciech Puchar(wojtek at 12:23:24 +0100:
> > FreeBSD is very good in hardware support now, with most of drivers being  
> > very stable and high performance.
> >
> > for now there is no such thing, except ReactOS which is in early alpha  
> > state.
> Have you used, erm... Linux? Both Linux and FreeBSD run pretty much at
> hardware level. You benchmark either, you'll get very close results in
> speed and scalability. Both are well optimized.
> Unix is for servers, Windoze/OSX is for clients. They're much better
> clients than Unix. Cut and paste still doesn't work well in Unix GUIs.
> Think about that.

Uh . . . what?

I'll try pasting something:

  Chad Perrin [ content licensed PDL: ]

Yep, works great.  In fact, I *love* that middle-click paste thing, and
on the rare occasion that I find myself sitting down in front of an MS
Windows machine, I find myself quickly lamenting the existence of
middle-click pasting, and start wondering why MS Windows is such a
primitive excuse for a "desktop" operating system.

I don't know where you get the idea that MS Windows is so good at being a
"client" and FreeBSD is so bad at it.

Chad Perrin [ content licensed PDL: ]
Mike Maples, as quoted by James Gleick:  "My job is to get a fair share
of the software applications market, and to me that's 100 percent."
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