Originally Posted by Splinemodel
It's extremely easy to boot into BSD on a computer with Mac OS X. You already are.
Exactly! My point! It works. Everything works out of the box. Video. Audio. Camera. Scanner. Pretty painless compared to Linux. I say this because I am not in the computer field anymore, and I just don't have the time to tinker with getting all these things working.
I don't know about the commercial versions of Linux, but I have found that NONE of the free Linux distros will have ALL multimedia programs working straight out of the box. Heck, I don't even know if it's even legal to have codecs installed on a Linux box. Can a Federal agent familiar with the issues shopping at Fry's while off-duty have Linux boxes shutdown and confiscated if he sees them playing DVD's?