FreeBSD is a really good operating system

tedbell

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Haha, that's a great way to put it. I wish I had all the hair back I've pulled trying to get operating systems to behave the way I want. So far the biggest hair pulling experience has been w10.
Ugh. I wish i didnt play any video games so I could abandon windows altogether. I dont even recognize Windows ten as an OS. I mean candy crush? On a professional operating system?😆
 

Shadow53

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Ugh. I wish i didnt play any video games so I could abandon windows altogether. I dont even recognize Windows ten as an OS. I mean candy crush? On a professional operating system?😆
My favorite part is when I used an old Windows install disc to make a virtual machine, removed Candy Crush, then ran updates and saw it come back in the next feature release.

Part of me is glad that most of my games don't run on FreeBSD, since that means I'm forced to be more productive, or at least more creative in how I waste time. (Still looking forward to WOW64 wine in ports and updated linuxulator support for games, though).
 

CraigHB

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Part of me is glad that most of my games don't run on FreeBSD, since that means I'm forced to be more productive, or at least more creative in how I waste time.
Haha, that's a good way to put it. There's so many distractions out there to waste time on, better to make them provide some accomplishment to be happy about.
 

shkhln

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No, that's just a psychological coping mechanism, aka rationalization. If you really didn't want that, you would not even think of it. Personally, I believe it's entirely reasonable for FreeBSD desktop to be limited in scope, but talking to each other how good it feels to miss a certain functionality is a bit too much.
 

shkhln

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Well, strictly speaking a general purpose OS for personal computers is the right tool there, it's just not feasible to chase every single use case. I have to say, though, the gap between FreeBSD and Linux in gaming capabilities is actually infuriatingly narrow, so technically it's not that difficult to plug, it's mostly that we don't have any high-profile committers pushing for it.
 

TW1920

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My experience is good, but on some notebooks it's difficult to get a good working installtion.

On this I prefer Linux, using different Distros for specific use case.

At this I'm moving my servers from Linux to FreeBSD based. Performance is a little bit better than linux, having high load a little bit is very much.

Only compatibilty is sometimes not as expected, but that's not caused by FreeBSD. Would like to see more servers running FreeBSD.

I have to learn some more specific about FreeBSD, so mostly used Debian (my side) or CentOS (lot of companies using it...) or other like Gentoo or Window before. (and on desktop lot of linux distros)

I started using BSD after I installed FreeNAS one year before. My expierience of the OS it's based was great, included jails. So I started using more and more FreeBSD based systems.
 

Trihexagonal

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The only computer game that interests me is Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. I haven't played for a year but when I do will load a spare HDD in my W520 and install Win7 from a Lenovo disk that came with one of my HDD from ebay that validates the key from the BIOS. It's not that much trouble if I'm going to spend the next month playing it, still have my FreeBSD HDD to slip back in and a couple other FreeBSD boxen to use online.

I'm into console gaming and been playing Disgaea: Hour of Darkness for PS2. I'm a Demon fighting strategic battles with the aid of my horde to ascend the throne and take my rightful place as Demon Overlord of the Netherworld.

My female Nord Warrior rules the land in Oblivion.
 
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