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Re: NVIDIA FreeBSD Kernel Feature Requests, interesting info for dfly?

From: Gergo Szakal <bastyaelvtars@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2006 00:26:34 -0600

Bill Hacker wrote:
> Personally, I think the 'bigger picture' is not just NVidia
> intransigence, but that the majority 'market' is indifferent to brand or
> even *presence* of video.
> Leaving Apple out of the equation, the vast majority of all *BSD-flavor
> boxes are servers or similar network / industrial 'black boxes', usually
> housed out of sight in a separate room, if not on a separate *continent*
> from the sysadmin, hence run physically 'headless'.
> If X-Free/X-Org is not in the default build (and I hope it never is),
> then why should *any* VGA maker worry about the *BSD 'market' beyond
> 80-column monochrome text capability?

There is DesktopBSD, PC-BSD which are desktop-oriented systems. With
DragonFly, one can make a cool desktop install CD with little effort.
Maybe desktop users will require this, especially if XGL will be (or is)
available for BSD systems.

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