Post about BSD's alleged demise on /.

Bob Hall rjhalljr at
Thu Jul 10 12:02:02 PDT 2003

On Thu, Jul 10, 2003 at 11:55:37AM +0200, Guy Van Sanden wrote:
> Hi
> I saw this post on /. today, under the announcement about a FreeBSD 5.1
> review.
> Is there much truth is this?
> How many FreeBSD servers are out there? And is there number declining?

Apparently, someone in an MCSE course was caught playing with another 
OS, and as punishiment, was given the task of finding as many ways as 
possible of saying "BSD is dead" in a sentence. Aside from that and some 
junk numbers, there's nothing in the article.

Isn't it amazing how powerfully the expression "X is dead", repeated 
over and over, plays on the emotions?

Bob Hall

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