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Re: Do you advise me to adopt NetBSD?

Hi Folks.

What is your main goal?

I'm using NetBSD from the 1.5 version; from this time, I love NetBSD.
I don't know if Linux, FreeBSD is more fast o more then better, I
simply love this.

Sometimes, one particular task maybe can't perform in NetBSD or maybe
will be more difficult
but the computer science is engineering not religion, then, you can do
another O.S to perform such task.

My final recommendation is; test NetBSD, collaborate written tutos,
how-to, packages from wip, etc. Then, love it.

Best Regards.

On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 10:21 AM, Andy Ruhl <> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 8:03 AM,  <> wrote:
>> On 2012-10-11 16:07, Pongthep Kulkrisada wrote:
>>> It lacks hardware supports for daily used devices e.g. memory stick.
>> Does this mean that I won't be able to read USB memory
>> sticks or SD cards from NetBSD? If this is indeed the case,
>> then it is a major limitation!!!
>> Are external memory media the only problematic area, or
>> may I also encounter problems with printers, scanners, etc?
> I have been using NetBSD since the late '90's, so I'll chime in.
> The vast majority of USB storage devices on the market are supported
> in my experience. There are a few cases where something doesn't work
> for whatever reason, but I think this is very rare. I've never
> encountered it, I only read about it on the email lists.
> As far as other USB devices, I can't really say. The only ones I use
> with any regularity are hubs and ethernet devices (wifi and wired),
> which usually work just fine. I might use a bluetooth adapter once in
> a while but I think I've only tried 2 of them and they both worked.
> It is true that not all USB devices work. If not, check FreeBSD or
> OpenBSD for a driver. If they have one, it probably can be ported
> relatively easily. Either you can do it, or you could find some kind
> soul to do it (possibly with a donation).
> Andy

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