Lennart Poettering: BSD Isn't Relevant Anymore

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Wed Jul 20 20:46:23 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 08:55:29AM -0400, Jerry wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Jul 2011 21:21:31 -0600
> Chad Perrin articulated:
> > This is where we find a dividing line between users who want different
> > things.  Yes, you turn on your Win7 laptop (or wake it up) in a coffee
> > shop, and it connects automagically -- in fact, you probably don't
> > even realize it has connected.  Hopefully it connected to the coffee
> > shop's network, and not one of those occasional skimming networks that
> > masquerade as coffe shop networks and exist to harvest login data and
> > the like.  The dividing line between two schools of thought on the
> > matter in this example should be obvious.
> You do realize that all of that is configurable; ie, auto connect,
> preferred network, etcetera. If you have not taken the time to read the
> documentation and properly configure the wireless app correctly then
> why bitch? I am not implying that it is perfect; however, given the
> grave limitations that FreeBSD places on wireless connections;
> specifically lack of drivers, and the inordinate amount of manual
> intervention to accomplish what Microsoft and other OSs, (does the name
> Ubuntu sound familiar) have achieved, it is readily apparent that the
> FreeBSD implementation is trailing the pack.

If you turn off the automation that connects you to networks you do not
want, you turn off the "advantage" you suggest FreeBSD needs.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
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