Subject: Re: Info
To: David Maxwell <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: port-i386
Date: 05/11/1998 20:47:22
David Maxwell writes:
> If Mark wants to state that he has better luck with FreeBSD on notebooks, I
> don't want to see messages that say 'Don't talk about FreeBSD here, this
> is a NetBSD mailing list'. I WANT to see 'In my experience, that's not true,
> I have NetBSD running on lots of notebooks without trouble...'

The point was not that NetBSD is perfect. The point is that someone
asked for help installing it, and someone else said "don't do that,
run FreeBSD". That's just not appropriate here, period.

> P.S. My above comments are in no way meant to endorse the type of messages
> seen here occassionally as 'Well, you wouldn't have that problem if you
> ran XxxxXXX.'

And how different *was* that message from this?