[News] BSD Live CD Lags Behind Linux Live CDs



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[News] BSD Live CD Lags Behind Linux Live CDs

Postby Roy Schestowitz » Sat, 07 Apr 2007 08:58:12 GMT

FreeSBIE -- first (and mostly negative) impressions

,----[ Quote ]
| At this point, I've run about 15 or so live Linux CDs with varying
| degrees of success. And yes, I have manually configured a static
| networking connection before -- Fluxbuntu's "command line interface 
| is EVERYTHING" philosophy sent me to the Web for instructions on
| how to do so.


No threat from OpenSolaris and BSD, yet. One needs to look ahead and consider
Apple, Sun and the BSDs. Windows is a dead end, so its days are numbered.
Linux seems like the leading contender to take over those generic PCs.


Review: PC-BSD 1.3

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| PC-BSD's hardware support is good, but not quite on par with that of
| some Linux distributions. Part of this may be that BSD lacks some
| of the drivers available for Linux, and part of it seems to be
| related to the configuration utilities for PC-BSD. For example,
| PC-BSD seems to see my wireless card, but doesn't provide any
| tools (at least that I could find) to manage the card, supply a
| WEP password, or otherwise change the card's configuration.
| [...]
| On my Ubuntu desktop, I can plug in a USB soundcard and configure
| it to handle certain tasks (such as running Skype) and use my
| system soundcard for other tasks. I didn't see any way to manage
| multiple soundcards through the tools provided by PC-BSD.
| In short, PC-BSD is a bit behind Linux in hardware support. For
| standard desktops, its hardware support is probably sufficient.
| For some laptops or more complex hardware scenarios (such as
| multiple soundcards) it may require some advanced configuration.


PC-BSD 1.3: Day 1

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| I hate to lose all my credibility in my first post, but FreeBSD makes
| a great console OS, since I have never gotten Xfree to configure
| properly on any desktop or laptop I have owned. I would spend a
| few hours researching the problem, then think "Linux is easier"
| and wipe the drive.
| That said, the allure of BSD remains: fast, modern, capable of
| running on just about anything from toasters to mainframes, and
| less fragmented than Linux. What's not to love?
| Projects like DesktopBSD and PC-BSD are perfect for the likes of
| me: someone that wants to get a BSD desktop running, but doesn't
| want to spend alot of time doing it.


GNU/Solaris - the Free OS of the Future?

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| We'll have to wait and see what happens, but this looks a positive
| step in the direction of Freedom by Sun.


Re: [News] BSD Live CD Lags Behind Linux Live CDs

Postby [H]omer » Sat, 07 Apr 2007 09:51:37 GMT

Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:

However, the author should note that many of the drivers in the Linux
stack originated from the clean-room reverse engineering efforts of *BSD
developers. Credit where it's due.


| "Future archaeologists will be able to identify a 'Vista Upgrade
| Layer' when they go through our landfill sites" - Sian Berry, the
| Green Party.

Fedora Core release 5 (Bordeaux) on sky, running kernel 2.6.20-1.2307.fc5
 01:47:11 up  4:55,  2 users,  load average: 0.04, 0.02, 0.00

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