Originally Posted by thiussat
it seems to use more memory than the average Linux distro with Gnome. Not sure why that is.
This is because of ZFS. In order to increase performance, ZFS grubs all the memory it can. If some other application needs it it relinquishes just enough to run it. It's kinda like Windows Vista in that way.
My only issue with 8.11 is that networking didn't work out of the box, but after some soliciting for help on their boards I figured out how to install drivers for my NICs. Works perfectly now. Audio did work out of the box. Shock and awe.
I like it very much and if I was going *nix full time I would use this instead of Linux, just to be different.
Not on my laptop though. That one is waiting for Ubuntu 9.04. Maybe this time Atheros wifi will work without Windows driver blobs.