Is this something we (as consumers of FreeBSD) need to be aware of?

Thomas Mueller mueller23 at
Thu Jun 7 09:20:24 UTC 2012

Snippet from Jerry <jerry at>:

> I don't know of any user personally who purchased a new PC and then
> threw FreeBSD on it. Most users that I have come into contact with use
> 2+ year old units that have been replaced by shiny new Windows units. I
> don't see that changing anytime soon.

I did, or almost.  Before installing FreeBSD, I tried unsuccessfully to install NetBSD, figuring I'd start with the least stable of (NetBSD, FreeBSD, Linux) and not risk messing up good Linux and FreeBSD installations.

Then FreeBSD 9.0-BETA1 was released, and I went with that: now on 9.0-STABLE #9.

That was on a computer that I built from parts in May-June 2011, meaning modern hardware including UEFI, but no "secure boot".


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