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Re: Daemon's Advocate article

From: Rahul Siddharthan <rsidd@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 21:13:03 -0500

Jonathon McKitrick said on Feb 29, 2004 at 22:24:51:
> the advocacy article at DNews had an interesting point: that the BSDs could
> end up being used only by developers, and not 'average' or should I say,
> typical users.
> Do you agree or disagree with this? 

Seems to me you've been asking this question for many years now on
freebsd lists: whenever an article comes up that says BSD won't
overtake linux/windows/whatever, you want everyone's opinion on it.

Let's turn it around: what do *you* think?  :)

(What I think is: it doesn't matter too much.  Most hardware vendors
will continue to have windows in mind.  Linux will do a service in at
least reminding them that other systems exist.  Some of them will
release binary-only drivers for linux, but that's not popular in
linux-land; others will actually release specs that will enable
drivers for both Linux and the BSDs.  Meanwhile, the BSD's will
continue as always... I think it's also true that, at least in popular
perception, linux has definitely caught up with the BSDs on the
performance level, nobody claims anymore that FreeBSD is "ultra-fast"
as they used to a few years ago.  But this was never the main reason
to run the BSDs.)


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