*BSD - Diesel truck, for industrial work.
I agree as a simple and robust internet and file server nothing out there compares to BSD for multicasting. If BSD devs and hackers could help develope a decent and stable a/v studio recording/ server that could be pared down to just the essential setup then I would jump ship in an instant. I would love to be able to serve up realtime high bit rate pod casts with 24 48000 flac in ogg container sound and lower bit rate video at something like good old pal 480 p in on demand realtime webm multicast streams. A pipe dream but a beautiful one if you want to run an internet open stage coffee house for musicians.
Given the support of a major ISP to do it and some major sponsors like Gibson Guitars and the like. Wouldn't it be nice if the high tech industry started to pay back to the world of the arts for a change instead of sucking on its teats like a little infant.
What does all this have to do with the 3.14 Linux Kernel? Well, considering the fact that Linux has taken over the RT embeded device industry and the days of pirate music are over the net is going silent. I can watch YOUTUBE ON MY FREAKING TV WITHOUT A 'PUTER because of an RT embeded version of the Linux Kernel. BUT YOU CANNOT TAKE A VID CAM AND MIC AND PUT YOURSELF OR ANYONE ELSO ON THE NEIGHBOURS TV IN REALTIME. And this is where the future lies, you see Microsoft advertising the hell out of someone using SKYPE but you do not see them SKYPING TO THE NEIGHBOURS TVs. And multicast is completely the domain of the broadcast industry, WELL this is where both BSD AND LINUX can shine with setups for little local subscription based multicasts from places like old school coffee houses. Music schools, public schools, private schools, neighbourhood pubs with stages, local small concert halls, old tv studios that once did OTA broadcasting of local talent. AND THE LIST IS ENDLESS. We could see a real renaissance and it would be wonderfull.
Bach and his wives would be delighted, as they absolutely loved hosting their coffee house and show casing local musicians in a friendly social environment.
Yes You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one" RIP John L
BSD AND LINUX could help undo the harm that DRM, SONY, MICROSOFT, RIAA, APPLE USA, (not Lennon's real original one) and the greed of the recording industry in general has done to the arts and our shared culture.