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USB stuff (was Re: theo)
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: USB stuff (was Re: theo)
- From: "Shawn K. Quinn" <skquinn_(_at_)_speakeasy_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2005 02:40:09 -0600
On Thu, 2005-12-01 at 22:51 -0600, Tony_(_at_)_servacorp_(_dot_)_com wrote:
> Considering the goals of OpenBSD, I would not expect USB rodents,
> sound cards or even video to be necessarily well supported.
The reality is that USB gear is becoming much, much more common. USB
HIDs (human interface devices) should be well supported, as in many
cases that's all that is available (given that the USB-PS/2 adapters
often get lost and are manufacturer-specific).
> If using the mouse was of prime importance, I'd use Windows
Not a choice when freedom is *anywhere* on the list of concerns. I,
personally, am actively boycotting Microsoft at the current time
(including hardware and the Xb*x gaming consoles).
Don't get me wrong, I don't use OpenBSD for everything either (I am
writing this from a Debian GNU/Linux system). But asserting that USB
device support in OpenBSD is unrealistic, is questionable at best and
downright ludicrous at worst. We already have some USB-only KVM
Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn_(_at_)_speakeasy_(_dot_)_net>
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