Re: Linux with FreeBSD userspace
On Sun, Feb 21, 1999 at 09:22:00PM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 21, 1999 at 02:52:49AM -0500, Avery Pennarun wrote:
> > The first time I ran freebsd (a few years ago, now) I was struck by just
> > how much faster its console ran and programs loaded. Why? Less
> > featureful, but much smaller/faster programs. I can't comment on
> > modern-day freebsd. Maybe it's gotten fatter over time, just like Linux
> > has. (And don't try to tell me libc6 isn't bloated!)
> YMMV; I found the console to be quite ugly (especially the block cursor)
> and did not feel comfortable using it. I use the Linux console more than
> I do X, though.
The block cursor is just personal preference. There have been Linux kernel
patches for a long time to provide a block cursor, but I think Linus didn't
like them for some reason.
What else makes the FreeBSD console ugly? I didn't really notice anything
problematic (other than csh :)).