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Date:      Sun, 21 Mar 2021 11:47:11 -0400
From:      Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman@gmail.com>
To:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: OS to replace FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <CAGBxaXmV8Z7G=NCw3AX+rhn3QNjMvNAqKPVNOYEnTFMZEq9Pgg@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20210321113403.00004056@seibercom.net>
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On Sun, Mar 21, 2021 at 11:34 AM Jerry <jerry@seibercom.net> wrote:

> What really infuriates me is that FreeBSD will not at least post a
> warning on their site of the problem. Something like this:
>
> FreeBSD had been notified that the following systems are not compatible
> with versions >= 12.x [List of units not compatible]. We have no idea
> what the problem is and we are not going to invest in the time to
> figure it out, and if it is our problem, correct it.
>

Why should they?!?!?

The reasons for "why should they" are:
1. There is an almost infinite number of combinations of hardware that one
can find out there and most of them are like the person you are replying to
edge cases that effect very few people (as witnessed by you can't find
anyone with a close enough system that is willing to actually do the work
to test any fixes on... so this leaves two options: a) you stop complaining
and help actually fix the bug, b) you switch OS's.... either way stop
publically whining about stuff you refuse to help with in an way and if you
switch OS's this is the wrong forum to do it in -- in short STFU)

2. They *DO* list hardware that is *KNOWN* to be 100% compatible and
working with the base system if you are not using one of the listed
components then you are venturing into unknown territory and any problems
are on you to report and or help fix... if you decide to go this route then
you have no one except yourself to blame when you run into "some assembly
required" situations and likely you are one the few people that can help
fix it... yet you refuse to... again STFU


-- 
Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer, http://www.PetiteCloud.org



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