|Subject:||DesktopBSD and similars|
Response to: DesktopBSD and similars
I wouldn't say that FreeBSD is elitist. As you've discovered for yourself, hardware is problematic in Open Source. Sometimes it is because the hardware vendor doesn't release specs, requiring developers to reverse engineer how the device works in order to create the driver. Even if the specs are released, the developer may not have access to the hardware to fully test the driver; even if he does, he certainly doesn't have the money to test that device and the driver on every motherboard/CPU combination out there.
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