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I apologize for my ignorance but you really need to help me out here I have no idea what a UNIX is.

Who the fuck is this guy? What does he even do? He has a weapon, but does the penguin have krav maga skills?

No but serious, is FreeBSD an actual thing to consider as an alternative operating system from Windows?

>> No.42035436

>>42035408
No. It lacks so much, when compared to Linux, I don't know where to begin.

>> No.42035465

Desktop operating system? No, of course not, don't be a stupid.

Server operating system? Much yes, of course, checks it out.

>> No.42035467

>>42035408
Yes.

>>42035436
What does it lack?

>> No.42035478

>>42035467
Mainly hardware and software support.

>> No.42035500

>>42035478
What consumer electronics does it not support?

Yeah, software lag for FreeBSD is a problem.

>> No.42035525

It works if you don't need very specific software. So does OpenBSD.

>> No.42035539

>>42035500
FreeBSD has support for most devices, openbsd on the other hand has terrible nvidia support among others, but freebsd has hardware covered pretty good for even desktop operating systems.

pcbsd is basically just freebsd but preconfigured and it runs really well

>> No.42035555

Comparison:
Linux=Desktop OS
FreeBSD=PoS-OS unless used on servers, reason why is that its exactly like OSX (I don't recommend OSX) but without all the cool shit.
OpenBSD=Based, has contributed many things that are just simple and secure, however sometimes can be autistic.

>> No.42035565

But, what is the benefit of switching from Linux to FreeBSD (or any other BSD)?

>> No.42035568

>>42035500
Graphics cards for example?

>> No.42035625

>>42035568
It has Intel HD, Radeon, and Nvidia drivers -- what else do you need?

>> No.42035629

>>42035625
Proprietary drivers maybe?

>> No.42035672

>>42035629
Nvidia:
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/73670/en-us

ATI, unfortunately, has only the open source drivers -- but this is the same on linux for old graphics cards -- unless you want to use old, unsupported versions of X.Org.

>> No.42035746

>>42035408
Unix, bsd, and linux are primarily for servers, though various versions of linux are still trying to break into the home-user field.

i wouldnt use it for home use primarily because i rely on a few apps that are windows specific. though i know of a few who use linux as their primary OS.

>> No.42035807

i use pcbsd on my laptop and it works great

>> No.42036349

>>42035672
>ATI, unfortunately, has only the open source drivers -- but this is the same on linux for old graphics cards -- unless you want to use old, unsupported versions of X.Org.

>>42035807

how long does it take to code driver firmware & in what language is driver firmware coded?

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