FreeBSD 7.1 Content
danallen46 at airwired.net
Wed Sep 3 16:36:14 UTC 2008
A few years ago one could get a FreeBSD CD and install X and get a
decent basic system from one CD.
One can still do this with Ubuntu today as well.
Why can't we have a small window manager like icewm along with Firefox
3.0+ be among the packages on the first FreeBSD CD so a basic working
system with a web browser can be a default install? Is it that X.org
is now too big?
I have been a FreeBSD user/builder for more than a decade because of /
usr/src/make - complete sources and a beautiful build system, but I
must admit that Ubuntu has done a great job of modern hardware
detection and providing a nice useable system out of the box. I wish
we could join both worlds in a future BSD release. (I crashed Ubuntu
8.04 in the first day so I still prefer BSD to Linux.)
Also, and I am sure I am not the only one with one of these, my new
$500 Dell Inspiron 1525 is not supported well by BSD RELENG_7: the
Intel 4965 wireless and the Marvell 88E80xx Ethernet are both NOT
supported so I have a great new laptop which cannot connect to the
outside world with BSD. :-( Ubuntu supports these and lots more.
I would like to see FreeBSD 7.1 add to its disc1:
4) support for Intel 4965 wireless drivers
5) support for Marvell 88E8040 ethernet driver
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