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Date:      Fri, 2 Mar 2012 15:13:22 +0100
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Subject:   Re: Brother Printer
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On Fri, 02 Mar 2012 23:29:53 +1000 Da Rock wrote:
> Same with most hardware- makes no sense whatsoever. But thats the 
> ridiculous world we live in where greedy nutters rule the roost and 
> demand every last blood soaked dollar in the twisted name of 
> intellectual property.

I'm not so sure if it is only the companies. I think we are also consumers
simply add too much. I know enough to buy all the crap, just to own it.
Instead of buying wisely. Then there is intelligent advertising and the chaos
is complete.

> The lists are so vastly different, and for FreeBSD they're really quite 
> welcoming as opposed to being narky and flammable. Desktop usage on 
> FreeBSD has also greatly improved; I've been using FreeBSD for about 5 
> years now on laptops as well, and have rid myself of linux for the past 
> 2. For servers I've been using it a lot longer.

My motivation for switching to FreeBSD were performance reasons. The Linux
kernel is so bloated the last few years, that must be studied in order to
adapt it. Than, the distributions are beastly against the grain. The patch
Linux to death. I sometimes feel the distributions to use Windows users and
enthusiasts alike. That can not work though. There's no real compromise. To
those who offer a truly custom installation? Gentoo is the distro that still
allows real control. One need only study the kernel. I use only a used
system. This is old. That's the advantage of FreeBSD/Gentoo. The adjustment to
the hardware. This protects the system and the reserves.

> That might be interesting to see as I'm surprised there are no binaries 
> at all. Might be able to figure out a solution too...

When the update is that I'm going to look in more detail. I have not found
any binaries, but perhaps lacking just this.


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