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Personally, I hate having to "cherry pick" parts just to ensure compatibility. When it comes to compatibility, I don't shop for parts that work with my OS; I search for an OS that is comparable with whatever hardware I want to use.tankist02 You need to choose more wisely. Call it luck but I've never had hardware issues except for one Broadcom network card in almost 15 years of using FreeBSD. My current high end workstation, I chose parts I knew worked with FreeBSD. Off the shelf components but name brand parts easily found and widely used like Gigabyte, nVidia, etc. It was easy. I bought them all from Newegg cause it was cheaper than the local Microcenter store which also carried the same things.
I hate having to "cherry pick" parts just to ensure compatibility.
It's not hard to do. While other OSes may be compatible with 10,000 devices, FreeBSD is probably compatible with 9734 of them. You only need one and, most likely, the one you have in mind. I did not have to compromise with the off-the-shelf, leading edge hardware I chose when I built my workstation at all while going for performance.With FreeBSD we definitely have to shop for the hardware to fit the OS, and, let's be honest, you'd better not buy the latest and the greatest, and even with that, there's a risk of not running your gear to its full potential
We have very different experiences with FreeBSD and hardware compatibility. I've tried FreeBSD with dozens of workstations and laptops over the past ten years and never had the OS work 100% with any of them. With over half FreeBSD won't even boot. This covers a range of OEMs, different video cards, different network cards (none of them were Broadcom), different CPU brands. Either I have unusually bad luck, or you have had exceptionally good luck.It's not hard to do. While other OSes may be compatible with 10,000 devices, FreeBSD is probably compatible with 9734 of them. You only need one and, most likely, the one you have in mind. I did not have to compromise with the off-the-shelf, leading edge hardware I chose when I built my workstation at all while going for performance.
If you notice, almost every complaint about hardware--maybe even every complaint--is only due to Broadcom networking cards or a graphics card. Little else. And, even then, isn't the graphics complaint about non-nVidia or AMD?
Really? I am actually the opposite. I am more of a software guy so I suppose that might be why. But when I sit down at a computer, the operating system is the important part for me, I generally don't give a damn about if it is running an Intel, AMD, or... (nope, that is about it in 2018 unfortunately) processor.I don't shop for parts that work with my OS; I search for an OS that is comparable with whatever hardware I want to use.
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tophas gotten an overhaul. Yay.
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If I interpret this correctly that is a good thing.A summary of changes since 12.0-RC1 includes: kernel debugging support in various kernel configurations has been disabled - this was missed when branching releng/12.0 from stable/12
Yeah this is a concern for me as well. e.g. the version of clang got bumped up some major revisions between minor point 11 releases. In the past the compiler version was static for an entire branch.Haven't looked into it since it was first talked about but I believe it's a bit hacky and redirects blocks that were on the removed device to a new location. I still think you're better off avoiding removing devices unless you get really stuck,
Yeah I saw encryption mentioned on the mailing list today, which at the moment is just on GitHub. I'm not really a fan of the timed releases for .0 versions. It ends up with major new versions often containing just incremental changes, rather than reviewing possible major features, such as zfs encryption, and planning to get them in for the release. Apart from general improvements and a few new drivers I don't think there's much to get excited about in 12, and a major feature like zfs encryption may randomly appear in a minor point release.
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