ST Helens LEA (fwd) - marketting BSD over Linux to Students

Josef Karthauser joe at
Fri May 26 18:56:21 BST 2000

On Fri, May 26, 2000 at 05:01:32PM +0100, L. Cranswick wrote:
> The big marketting problem I see with FreeBSD over Linux 
> for schools/students is ease of installation with respect to
> detection of graphics cards and installation of the
> relevant X-windows.  Linux (Redhat, Mandrake, SuSE, etc)
> seems to have this - FreeBSD does not?  Getting X to work
> is potentially the most painful thing - followed by 
> network cards.

Yes, but both FreeBSD and Linux run the same X11 code, XFree86, so
there's not many differences there.


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