I'm starting to use FreeBSD... still trying to get used to (from a linux user prespective)
I was looking for bsd forums and find this one.
Of course I read the:
News: Importante: Read this before posting!
I was amazed. Since the thread is closed i decided to create a new one for two points:
The FreeBSD Handbook, chapter 8.2
Building a custom kernel is one of the most important rites of passage nearly every BSD user must endure. This process, while time consuming, will provide many benefits to your FreeBSD system. Unlike the GENERIC kernel, which must support a wide range of hardware, a custom kernel only contains support for your PC's hardware. This has a number of benefits, such as:
* Faster boot time. Since the kernel will only probe the hardware you have on your system, the time it takes your system to boot can decrease dramatically.
* Lower memory usage. A custom kernel often uses less memory than the GENERIC kernel, which is important because the kernel must always be present in real memory. For this reason, a custom kernel is especially useful on a system with a small amount of RAM.
* Additional hardware support. A custom kernel allows you to add in support for devices which are not present in the GENERIC kernel, such as sound cards.
exactly the opposite of what is said on the 'Read this before post'!
I don't know if the autor of the 'Read this before post? is right or wrong... But one i'm certain... even if his position is right, insulting or ridiculize others on mail lists or foruns, as he said it happens, it's absolutely wrong and only talks about what the insulting one is.
If that happen one should be ashamed and not to be proud and acclaiming that on a sticky thread of generic directives.
My opinion, of course.