Subject: Re: FreeBSD ELF emulation
To: Cliff Crawford <email@example.com>
From: Bill Marquette <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/09/1999 16:30:26
On Thu, 9 Dec 1999, Cliff Crawford wrote:
> Btw, what differences are there between the intel port of NetBSD, and
> FreeBSD? Why would someone want to switch from FreeBSD to NetBSD?
> I'm not looking to start a flame war or anything, I'm just curious.
My largest two reasons were:
ATAPI CD Recordable support in NetBSD (ie. cdrecord, not worm *yech*)
SB AWE32 just worked...I fought for over a day in FreeBSD and gave up.
worked on install too I might add (after having to turn up volume
so far the only "bad" thing I've noticed (and no I haven't tried or looked
very hard) is that my parallel Zip drive appears to be unsupported. When
I get around to it, I'll look harder or move it to my other system running
OpenBSD which, I think does suport it. That and a slightly smaller
package (ports) collection would be the only reason I have to stay with
FreeBSD. But 650MB of rewriteable storage, a working sound card, and
being able to run a binary package from FreeBSD if need be (not to
mention possibly having it just "work" using port2pkg) kind of outweigh
the two negatives for me.
Just my 2 cents.