Mailing List Etiquette was freebsd vs. netbsd

Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Tue Jun 16 14:27:15 UTC 2020

On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 10:02 AM Chris Knipe <savage at> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 3:56 PM Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman at>
> wrote:
>> More like it has been fire tested to hell and back and passes with flying
>> colors where newer stuff can't always make that claim.
> I bet they said the same about SSL1.0 / SSL2.0, or WPA, or well, take your
> pick... :-)
> Even medical technologies, envolve at a rapid, rapid pace...  The MAX had
> nothing to do with 80x25 text, neither does a heart monitor.

It doesn't evolve as fast you *THINK* it does for example our system
supports over 200 different doctor offices/practices and about 10% still
use Windows XP at 1024x768 and *REFUSE* to move to anything newer even
after being told that using anything older than Windows 8  is an automatic
HIPAA violation (DHS OCR [the office that oversees HIPAA enforcement] has
said anything that lacks active vendor support is an automatic
violation).   About another 20% use Windows 7 and also refuse to upgrade.
The console for the monitors (rarely used directly by anyone except for us
the programmers) is 24x80 via a USB connector.   So yes such screen sizes
are an issue for us.

Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer,

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