Lennart Poettering: BSD Isn't Relevant Anymore

Bill Tillman btillman99 at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 18 19:26:10 UTC 2011

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Sent: Mon, July 18, 2011 9:05:47 AM
Subject: Re: Lennart Poettering: BSD Isn't Relevant Anymore

Joshua Isom <jrisom at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/17/2011 6:16 PM, Mario Lobo wrote:
> > On Sunday 17 July 2011 10:13:13 C. Bergstr??m wrote:
> >> I hope gnome does [go Linux-only]..  Maybe then more
> >> people would forget about it and focus on making KDE better ;)
> What about enlightenment?

For us old-timers :)

What's the advantage of any of these "desktop environments" (Gnome,
KDE, enlightenment, Xfce) over ordinary X11 with (say) FVWM2 or TWM?
Certainly there are some useful apps that, for better or worse, are
built with gtk or the KDE toolkit, but what does the full-blown
environment really contribute (other than bloat)?
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I'm with you on this one. My FreeBSD servers are SERVERS and I don't need a gui 
to be efficient and reliable with them. And when I do occassionally go with a 
FreeBSD for my desktop I don't need all the bloat of GNOME or KDE. I have used 
TWM from the beginning and it does just fine by me.

Now as for BSD becoming irrelevant....I think that's all sour grapes. Linux gets 
all the hype but I don't see te BSD's going by the wayside because of it. I do 
wish there was a more richer library of drivers available, like with Linux. That 
I would not complain about.

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