Warning - FreeBSD (*BSD) entanglement in Linux ecosystem
jerry at seibercom.net
Mon Aug 20 19:57:18 UTC 2012
On Mon, 20 Aug 2012 17:40:40 +0000 (UTC)
> This is a bad thing for all UNIX or UNIX-like ecosystems, performed
> under the noble flag of "progress" to neutralize and fight opposition.
Do you have any idea how idiotic that statement sounds? What are you
planning on doing? Are you going to lay siege to their domains and
prepare for a full frontal assault?
Seriously though, I have spent years attempting to get things to work
in FreeBSD with either utter or partial failure. Wireless "N" NICs were
totally orphaned by FreeBSD for years. Now, reluctantly I would assume,
there is some partial support. Support for "FLASH" basically sucks.
Hell, there is not even a viable "Tex-Live" port, an application that I
have working perfectly on a Windows machine. The list goes on and on.
The only constant I have been able to determine is that the open-source
community, and FreeBSD in particular, would rather play the "blame
game" as opposed to correcting the problem. Everyone else is always to
blame, when in reality, all that is needed to determine the true source
of the problem is to look in the mirror. The answer will stare them
right in the face.
I no longer spend days trying to debug a problem that I did not
create. My time is just way to valuable for that nonsense. I simply
find an acceptable alternative and move on. I don't need to be taking
more drugs to control my blood pressure. I would strongly suggest that
you find alternatives that suit your needs and leave the past behind.
You'll feel better and enjoy life more.
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