Re: Loving the FreeBSD
From: Johnson David (DavidJohnson_at_Siemens.com)
To: Jeandre du Toit <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 10:21:32 -0700
On Wednesday 20 August 2003 04:30 am, Jeandre du Toit wrote:
> i would like you to keep you os of my front porch. if i see
> windows in or near my house again there will be trouble.
I just built myself a new computer, and Windows is one of the OSs that
will run on it. My first experience with Windows XP leaves me less than
Formatting a 20Gig UFS2+Softupdates partition: less than five seconds.
Versus. Formatting a 20Gig NTFS partition: ten minutes.
Installing FreeBSD 5.1: about ten minutes, with zero reboots. Versus.
Installing Windows XP: 52 minutes, plus two reboots (fewer reboots than
with 98 though!).
Security advisories: FreeBSD 5.1 none that affect my system. Versus.
Windows XP + SP1 + about 40Megs of critical updates. I haven't even
gotten around to the fixes for those two internet shattering worms that
hit during the last two weeks.
Setting up a DVD player in FreeBSD: install MPlayer and everything just
works. Versus. Setting up a DVD player in Windows XP: Try Windows Media
Player 9.0. Media Player crashes. Try "demo" version of WinDVD. Doesn't
work. Still haven't gotten DVD playback to work under Windows yet.
Yes, I need more technical savvy to use FreeBSD. But since I already
have some small modicum of technical savvy, the choice for me is clear.
The only thing keeping Windows around for me is a tiny handful of
applications and the occasional game.
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