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FreeBSD rant

January 22, 2009

Drivers. Drivers. Drivers. You suck. You suck. You suck. Guess what? NIC drivers are a problem AGAIN. Unlike Linux which actually detects it and (to get it working use (sudo ifconfig eth0 mtu 1492), FreeBSD won’t detect it.I really wanna use a UNIX type OS. I want to be “cool”. I want to actually use an OS that has a REAL command line, unlike the pussy cmd.exe (or the garbage PowerShell) Windows uses. And since SiS’s site doesn’t seem to work that well. Thanks again Tawianese semiconductor/chipset manufacturers.



January 21, 2009

I’m going to dig out my FreeBSD 7 CD and install it. I checked to see if my hardware worked and it all does, except for the TV tuner (I think) which doesn’t even work properly in XP x86. FreeBSD seems to me as UNIX. Not a “get Joe away from the command line before it blows!” type OS. I’ve always had a preference of FreeBSD over Linux. But, I’d have to say my favorite Linux distro is Slackware, because, as they say, “If you use Red Hat, you learn Red Hat, if you use Slackware, you learn Linux/UNIX”. And since KDE 4.x has been ported to FreeBSD, it seems even more inviting then usual. Wish me luck. And Mr. Shen: From what I heard your favorite OS has several components from FreeBSD.