> On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 08:27:07PM +0200, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>>> After using Linux for almost 15 years, I only recently started using
>>> FreeBSD. I own an internet startup and was looking for a solution for
>> Those who need FreeBSD already use it. no need to promote. Or maybe need
>> to promote bigger donations to FreeBSD community from big users.
>> Those who actually need high performers and have servers that are loaded
>> and are working not toying around - use FreeBSD.
> Not really true and kind of a poor attitude.
> Yes. many people needing high performance already use FreeBSD, but
> there are lots of services that could benefit from FreeBSD who are
> not very aware of it. They may have heard the name, and even know
> that it is an OS, but have heard it passed off as a non-entity in
> the field and do not know better than that.
> Sure, if people take the time and come to the web site and then
> download and use it and learn it, they know and don't need to
> be told much. But, most others are not yet in that situation.
> They might appreciate the help. Of course, some may be too
> lazy or prejudiced to go through that, but many just need some
> more information and encouragement I would guess.
Information, encouragement and just more awareness would have helped me out a lot. I can't help but think that getting students involved earlier on would pave the way for more awareness and adoption later on.