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Old 21st July 2009
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Originally Posted by Oko View Post
Seems to me switching to NetBSD based on amount of time you invested in learning OpenBSD will be a waste of time.
To be honest with you: I find NetBSD a whole lot more complicated than OpenBSD. In fact - OpenBSD is pretty simple and straightforward, which is an obvious 'plus' for me at least.

Originally Posted by Oko View Post
I am a bit surprised that as a seasonal OpenBSD user you missed information about dramatic improvement in ACPI support coming for the 4.6 release. I would expect from a user like you to help testing OpenBSD instead trying "distros" like a Linux teens.
I am an OS enthustiast, not an evangelist. I use a lot of different OSs, althought my 'main' OS is OpenBSD. I know of the ACPI improvement, I know about the work being done by OBSD team and I have OBSD 4.6 installed also on my laptop.

Originally Posted by Oko View Post
So make a list of things you expect to work on your Laptop (suspend, resume, etc...). Install both of them on the particular piece of hardware, and check how both systems behave.
Actually, I did it a long time ago, but I don't know NetBSD that much and I just wanted to ask about the differences between NBSD and OBSD.
And the thing is, that I don't really need suspend/hibernation. I find those functions obsolete.

Originally Posted by Oko View Post
Sounds to me that you wanted to start some kind of a flame war.
Now, I completely don't understand what you're talking about. Well, maybe there's some sort of misinterpretation involved. I already said about the things that made me ask those questions.

Originally Posted by Oko View Post
NetBSD project has made some tremendous progress recently and looks completely invigorated. Despite the fact that I am an OpenBSD user, I am very excited about those changes as they bring diversity to BSD ecosystem. However those changes have little impact for a casual desktop/notebook user. The only obvious advantage of NetBSD over OpenBSD for a casual desktop computer user that I can think of is Linux compatibility layer including Linux comp on amd64. I am not sure if you could install the latest Maple or MatLab but you could reasonable expect Flash 10 just to work. Skype is iffy at least according to mailing lists. I do not know if they have some kind of ALSA emulation for their implementation of OSS (which is crappy and is completely rewritten for 6.0) which can be very useful for multimedia. In that case they would have more multimedia software ported to NetBSD.
Yes, I know about it and I agree with you. In fact - these were the main reasons I wanted to try out NetBSD. I didn't even say a bad word on NBSD. Wow, this thread went totally out of any control and I don't even know how to respond on these accusations.

Thank you for your help and time

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