__/ [ Black Dragon ] on Saturday 13 May 2006 19:25 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> FreeBSD vows to compete with desktop Linux
> The FreeBSD base system already has feature parity with Linux. This is
> about third party code such as GNOME and KDE.
Opinion: Feature parity is one thing, but in order to appeal to the public
they will have to exceed the expectations or have some better licensing
offers. I have thought about trying BSD on one of my boxes before. I know
and very well remember that you have one yourself. However, I am not too
confident when it comes to hardware support and I would possibly struggle
when it comes to software installations (say goodbye to RedHat Package
FreeBSD may be fine for servers with rudimentary or limited functionality.
One of my sites happily runs on FreeBSD, but it lacks function/usability
traits. It has no front end such as cPanel and apart from barebone Apache,
all I have is Webalizer. Besides, I like Penguins more than I like devils!
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