Freebsd vs. linux

Loren M. Lang lorenl at
Sun Feb 13 04:01:50 GMT 2005

On Sat, Feb 12, 2005 at 04:00:46PM +0100, Anthony Atkielski wrote:
> Ramiro Aceves writes:
> > Yes, but some OSes are famous for their "blue screens"
> None that I'm aware of.  Blue screens are more of a popular myth
> invented by people who hate Microsoft than a reality.  I saw occasional
> BSODs long ago when there were driver problems or hardware problems on
> servers, but I haven't seen a blue screen in years now.
> > One day FreeBSD 5.3 completely crashed when doing something in X-window
> > System on an old pentium 75MHz.
> I've had FreeBSD hang while trying to use X servers, but I never could
> establish whether the OS itself had frozen or whether it was just the
> interface.  It happened often enough that it was one of the reasons why
> I abandoned any attempt to use a GUI.

Whenever this happens I can always ssh in and kill X from another
machine if it's just X hanging and not the system.  Now X can still kill
the whole machine since it's directly accessing the hardware, but
usually the system is still running fine.

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> Anthony
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I sense much NT in you.
NT leads to Bluescreen.
Bluescreen leads to downtime.
Downtime leads to suffering.
NT is the path to the darkside.
Powerful Unix is.

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