OS to replace FreeBSD

Jerry jerry at seibercom.net
Fri Mar 19 17:03:09 UTC 2021

On Fri, 19 Mar 2021 11:07:07 -0400, Ernie Luzar stated:
>Matthias Gamsjager wrote:
>> On Fri, 19 Mar 2021 at 15:16, Jerry <jerry at seibercom.net> wrote:
>>> With the soon-to-be release of version 13 of FreeBSD and the EOL of
>>> FreeBSD 11.x, I will need to invest in a new OS. Due to FreeBSD’s
>>> unfortunate inability to squash bug
>>> https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=237666, l am left
>>> with no choice but to seek out a new OS. I need a bare-bones system
>>> that can run a mail server, Postfix with Dovecot, and a few other
>>> utilities.
>  This sounds like only 2 things. 1. Something in your hardware tower
> is 
>falling. 2. The way you updated from one release to another something 
>went wrong.
>I would start with a clean build of release 12.2 using a disk drive on
>a usb stick. See if problem is still there. If so you have hardware 
>problem and no amount of PR is going to fix that.

There was nothing failing; it was a brand new PC. I have done the clean
install with both 12.0 and 12.2, with the same results. If you actually
read through the bug report, you would see that I am not the only one
with this problem.

Apparently, someone reported that you could rebuild the kernel and
remove USB3 or something like that, but I have neither the time nor
inclination to do that, assuming I could do it.

Versions 10 & 11 work fine. This is something that FreeBSD did that
screwed up the works. Dell is aware of the problem but will do nothing
to attempt to create a work around for it. They claim it is working as
specified and every other OS, with the exception of FreeBSD works
correctly on that system.

I am not going to spend more money to get a system that is happy with
FreeBSD. I buy what I want and then get an OS that is capable of
operating on it, not the other way around. In any case, I am thinking
of either Fedora, Debian or Arch Linux. I was just looking for
recommendations from anyone who has used those systems.


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