As we consider the long-term direction of DesktopBSD, I have frequently come across statements like the quotes below in popular tech publications, especially articles explaining differences between BSD and Linux to newbies. We should ask whether we want this gap with Linux to continue to exist with DesktopBSD. If we are a desktop operating system, then wouldn't make sense to support the latest hardware on our desktops? For example, I am considering getting a phone with a USB 3.1 type C connector, which is poised to take over mobile devices (and probably all new hardware) at a rapid pace. Why should people have to struggle with finding support for modern technology? The same goes for graphic cards, WiFi standards, chipsets, and other peripherals. If there is an OS out there that should support the newest hardware, it should be the OS that was originally tailored specifically to the desktop. I would go even further and ask if we should continue to support technologies that have no future because they have long been replaced by modern equivalents. Do we need to ship code with drivers and interfaces for floppies, serial and parallel ports, old modems etc? Why bloat the OS by supporting something that does not belong in a modern computer? There is a thread in the Russian section where a guy is asking for support for an old Irbis x686 computer with 512MB ram. Is it wise to spend time and resources on supporting something that should have been recycled years ago? Should take the bold step and deprecate support for the old in order to focus our energy on the new? I am aware this can be a slippery slope toward bloating the OS with newer stuff that may very well also be short-lived and want to be clear that's not what I'm arguing for. But when 67% of the GPU market is dominated by Intel's integrated graphics (see The State of PC Graphics Sales on AnandTech) and an OS doesn't support Intel graphics out of the box, something's not right. If we want DesktopBSD to become a viable replacement for Windows, OS X, and yes, Linux, for a wide audience, this is an area we need to take a look at.