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 FreeBSD -- the final OS
Author: Mathias Menzel-Nielsen 
Date:   04-06-03 00:27

I've switched to FreeBSD, a few days ago -- and it's fantastic!
I was using Linux before since 1996. But one day I bought me a 52x CD-Burner. And I was very frustrated that it's not possible to burn 2352-sector CD's (like VCDs) in UDMA Mode in Linux!
The scsi-emulation is a piece of sh.t! DMA is only implemented for cooked-sector-writing. In RAW you can always only use PIO!
After googling around, i discovered that it wont change till kernel 2.6.
So I installed FreeBSD. Linux isn't bad, but a OS which needs 100% CPU on an Athlon to burn a VCD isnt an option for me.

And what should I say?

It's fantastic!

Its a much cleaner OS. All seems so... correct! : )

Im burning VCD's at 52x now at 3% CPU.
And the portstree is the real thing! (Not that bited gentoo portage)

Thats evolution: Starting with S.u.S.E, moving to Debian, than to gentoo and finally coming home to FreeBSD :-D

I don't think I'll ever need a different OS...

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 Re: FreeBSD -- the final OS
Author: Shannon 
Date:   26-09-03 05:18

I'm not sure I could have said it better myself. :-D My path was different, as were my reasons... but 'coming home to FreeBSD" resonates with how I feel, too.

FreeBSD is truely the home of the free.

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 Re: FreeBSD -- the final OS
Author: martes g wigglesworth 
Date:   04-12-03 05:43

I have had exceeding difficulty installing and using freebsd as a client environment OS. Are you using the mkisofs commandline, because it seems to me that freebsd has a greet footing in server operations, however, the minute that you want to do something like edit a word document, with Openoffice.org, which requires so much crap just to do make, which is not included or even easy to downloads in the first place, the os seems to chuckle at you. What do you use which makes this OS even comparable to Linux as far as every-day actions, and business software? It has been my experience, that a person needs to know wayyyyy toooo daaarrrrnnn much about the programming side, of any package that he/she wants to install, since the only things that are reliable from ports, are usually the basic server apps and some,and i meeaaannn sommmeeee, of the desktop productivity apps for gnome, such as Openoffice.org. I can't even get it to make . And it even takes about two hours of running make to even get to the point where it decides that it does not have some obscure file that is never available where the make output indicates.

Any help would be appreciated...

Respectfully,

martes



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 Re: FreeBSD -- the final OS
Author: Dan 
Date:   04-12-03 17:45

I have no idea why you added to this thread. It's not related at all.

martes g wigglesworth wrote:

> I have had exceeding difficulty installing and using freebsd as
> a client environment OS.

You should be seeking help in the Support forum, not here.

> Are you using the mkisofs commandline,

Yes.

> because it seems to me that freebsd has a greet footing in
> server operations, however, the minute that you want to do
> something like edit a word document, with Openoffice.org, which
> requires so much crap just to do make, which is not included or
> even easy to downloads in the first place, the os seems to
> chuckle at you.

I don't see the connection between mkisofs and the above.

> What do you use which makes this OS even
> comparable to Linux as far as every-day actions, and business
> software?

What do we use? The same things Linux uses of course...

> It has been my experience, that a person needs to
> know wayyyyy toooo daaarrrrnnn much about the programming side,
> of any package that he/she wants to install, since the only
> things that are reliable from ports, are usually the basic
> server apps and some,and i meeaaannn sommmeeee, of the desktop
> productivity apps for gnome, such as Openoffice.org. I can't
> even get it to make . And it even takes about two hours of
> running make to even get to the point where it decides that it
> does not have some obscure file that is never available where
> the make output indicates.
>
> Any help would be appreciated...

Please post a message to the correct forum for help (Support). Include the commands you issues, the output (including errors) and a brief description of what you are trying to do. Include the output of "uname -a".

--
Webmaster

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 Re: FreeBSD -- the final OS
Author: Jon Reed 
Date:   23-10-04 04:04

You should try the Open Office package for FreeBSD. I didn't have the hard drive space to install it from the ports but the binary package works great!

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 Re: FreeBSD -- the final OS
Author: James Bond 
Date:   06-05-05 20:31

why do you use freebsd or any *nix OS?

windows is 70% more secure and cheaper than any other *nix. specially freebsd.

The beast Microsoft Windows 2003 Advanced Server is built on NT technology. no bugs since 1993! The best and the most advanced server operating system for mission critical businesses.

Microsoft Windows eXtreme Power Pro GTR-Plus, known as Windows XP Pro. The king of desktop OS tournament five.

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 Re: FreeBSD -- the final OS
Author: Erin 
Date:   09-05-05 00:09

James Bond wrote:

> why do you use freebsd or any *nix OS?
>
> windows is 70% more secure and cheaper than any other *nix.
> specially freebsd.
>
> The beast Microsoft Windows 2003 Advanced Server is built on NT
> technology. no bugs since 1993! The best and the most advanced
> server operating system for mission critical businesses.
>
> Microsoft Windows eXtreme Power Pro GTR-Plus, known as Windows
> XP Pro. The king of desktop OS tournament five.


BUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

I was really laughing too! My sode hurts now.. thanks.


-Erin

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