DesktopBSD ( for that matter ?BSD) : future uncertain ...

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Longboard, Jun 26, 2009.

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  1. Longboard

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    http://desktopbsd.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2190&start=0
    This sounds ominous.
    I have been trying (LOL literally :blink: read how to partition ?? Slices: oof ) a few of the BSD releases for many reasons: ( heh: they are a tarpit !! ) and found D-BSD to be one of the nicest.
    I've never been able to get any BSD reallyset-up the way I want :(
    Hah: but I havent stopped trying yet.

    Googling around; it seems that on the 'consumer end-user' front at least, the BSDs are fading fast in the face of the amazing devt in Linux over the last 5 years, Linux devs enthusiastically embracing the enduser and the very large pool of support available.

    BSD seems to be moving even more to behind the 'super user' curtain.

    Using this page and the link below (if it is credible) one can graph and chart the current "super Computer" os and vendor spreads: not sure about relevance to less 'super' computrs and servers:
    http://www.osnews.com/story/21720/Top_500_List_Dominated_by_x86_Linux
    http://www.top500.org/stats/list/33/os

    Presumptively Unix aint going away: I am not knowledgeable enough to comment about where BSD might go now and or how widespread current usage may be on servers, firewalls etc, and the current relevance of BSD to endusers like me; but it seems to be a slightly grim prognosis.

    There was this from 2006: Still relevant ??
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7833143728685685343
     
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