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Old 9th November 2011
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Default Why aren't you using FreeBSD?

From http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-cent...freebsd-178119

Here I sit, watching a freshly installed FreeBSD box run through cvsup on all ports, to be closely followed by a new kernel compilation. As the output flies by in the xterm, I find myself wondering why I don't run into more FreeBSD in the world.
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I've tried it myself in the last couple of weeks. For the first time. Unfortunately, my netbook's Atheros NIC is incorrectly managed in 8.2 and is effectively nonfunctional; in 9.0 it works fine but hald and dbus combined fail to find either my keyboard or mouse.

I may patch 8.2 with the Atheros fix from 9, or I may wait for 9's revamped X management to settle in and get these little device recognition glitches resolved.

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I don't run it nearly as often as I used to because it's just not that good as a desktop... I get graphical corruption with my HD4350, HD3450 and HD4850, all of which work great with the open source driver in Linux. If I restart X on one of those machines, the entire system locks up, without any debugging information.
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I don't use FreeBSD because I use OpenBSD =P

On a more serious note, I last tried FreeBSD around the 6.x/7.x timeframe, and the installer was...quirky? Once I tried the OpenBSD installer and got past the initial learning curve of OpenBSD, I never really looked back.
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I used FreeBSD 6.x through 8.x as my primary system and development platform, only yielding it to Linux when I came into need of an incompatible x86 Linux blob. At present, because Android does all I need, and most things I care about either have Android apps or will compile on Linux ARM.
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