[TUHS] [SPAM] Re: FreeBSD behind the times? (was: Favorite unix design principles?)

Jon Steinhart jon at fourwinds.com
Sun Jan 31 09:37:29 AEST 2021

Larry McVoy writes:
> It's 20 years past the time for that re-evaluation.  Seriously, Linux
> distros have been installing in X for at least 20 years, I think maybe
> more.  If they can do it....

That doesn't mean that it's great.  It's only easy to use once one learns
the quirks, like it appearing to hang with no feedback when you hit buttons,
and the way one has to click "done" when you're not actually done.  The
number of options is so small that I think that it would be better to just
have the whole configuration on a single screen so that newbies wouldn't
have to wonder where things were done and whether or not they'd be able to
"go back" without trying it.

> Nope, it's not remotely stuck.  I get it, you like FreeBSD.  That's fine
> but be honest about where it is.  How many of the developers with a commit
> bit actually run FreeBSD on their desktop and laptops?  As their daily
> platform?

Huh, I thought that most of the linux developers these days ran on Macs.

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