Ask stupid questions and you'll get a stupid answers, was: Technological advantages over Linux

Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Sun Jul 26 09:13:54 UTC 2020

On Sat, Jul 25, 2020 at 11:07 PM Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:

> On Sat, 25 Jul 2020 22:46:23 -0400, Aryeh Friedman wrote:
> > If I start mysql-server it makes the
> > machine go out to lunch if I am using the GUI at all.
> > [...]
> > So the only possible conclusion I can draw
> > is it is X being extremely screwy on FreeBSD due to all the linux hacks
> in
> > it (this despite X's claim it will work on any POSIX machine with the
> right
> > video support).   As we move more and more towards wayland as being the
> > pixel driver it gets worse.
> It hasn't alwas been the case. Even if we can assume that
> program complexity has increased, and so have hardware demands,
> compared to how memory and computing power have increased,
> my general observation is that "overall usage speed" has
> dropped. I don't say software has gotten slower (probably
> it has), but hardware didn't compensate it so far.

I agree (except that software has demonstrably gotten slower compared to
hardware performance) see the following Quora answer I wrote under my pen
(Summary software development practices have the result of giving a inverse
Moore's Law on software).

Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer,

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