sour grapes .. was FreeBSD Kernel Internals Documentation
doug at fledge.watson.org
Sun Jan 1 18:41:35 UTC 2012
I wish someone with some FreeBSD weight would make this request, but I think
this thread got a little off topic.
The main thrust of the FreeBSD project seems to be making the best server OS
possible. That I think they do that pretty well. I have long held that to be
viable long term in the server game you have to at least be credible in the
desktop game. I hope some of the desktop projects will bear fruit in this area.
If I were not too old and (more to be point) too obsolete technically I would
put my efforts where my thoughts lead me. As it is, I use FreeBSD as a desktop
because it requires me to get into areas just administering a server farm would
never take me. The upsie fpr me is that never crashes. That it works okay on an
800MHz, 500MB old dell server does not hurt either. The pain that comes with
that is my choice.
That said, FreeBSD has a giant disadvantage in the desktop world. In trying to
find if there will be any sort for my current laptop I came across a comment
from Robert Noland saying that Xorg is becoming more and more Linux centric.
That is a problem the FreeBSD project can not overcome. That along with the way
Intel does its video drivers makes supporting new stuff non trivial if not
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