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Date:      Wed, 20 Jul 2011 14:29:41 -0600
From:      Chad Perrin <perrin@apotheon.com>
To:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Lennart Poettering: BSD Isn't Relevant Anymore
Message-ID:  <20110720202941.GA37360@guilt.hydra>
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On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 08:55:29AM -0400, Jerry wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Jul 2011 21:21:31 -0600
> Chad Perrin articulated:
>=20
> > This is where we find a dividing line between users who want different
> > things.  Yes, you turn on your Win7 laptop (or wake it up) in a coffee
> > shop, and it connects automagically -- in fact, you probably don't
> > even realize it has connected.  Hopefully it connected to the coffee
> > shop's network, and not one of those occasional skimming networks that
> > masquerade as coffe shop networks and exist to harvest login data and
> > the like.  The dividing line between two schools of thought on the
> > matter in this example should be obvious.
>=20
> You do realize that all of that is configurable; ie, auto connect,
> preferred network, etcetera. If you have not taken the time to read the
> documentation and properly configure the wireless app correctly then
> why bitch? I am not implying that it is perfect; however, given the
> grave limitations that FreeBSD places on wireless connections;
> specifically lack of drivers, and the inordinate amount of manual
> intervention to accomplish what Microsoft and other OSs, (does the name
> Ubuntu sound familiar) have achieved, it is readily apparent that the
> FreeBSD implementation is trailing the pack.

If you turn off the automation that connects you to networks you do not
want, you turn off the "advantage" you suggest FreeBSD needs.

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Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]

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