ea1abz at wanadoo.es
Fri Jan 14 03:14:15 PST 2005
Hello FreeBSD Friends.
I have just arrived to the FreeBSD world. I am not an expert on
anything, I am only a computer fan and use my computer mainly for my
engineering work and hobbies (amateur radio, photography, astronomy,
etc.). I come from a happy Debian GNU/Linux experience. I paid
attention on FreeBSD when reading a Linux magazine and installed it two
months ago. I really do not have any important reasons to change, but I
admit that I am impressed and I like FreeBSD very much, and my interest
on it is incresing everyday. I like its centralized development and
its separation between the OS and the ports. Perhaps one day I will do
the change, but I first must feel safe and confortable with the FreeBSD,
the same that when I changed from WinDog to Linux.
I do not like linux-FreeBSD wars. I hate them. Both are good operating
systems with their pros and cons. Many of you tell that Linux is a
desktop OS, and that it is a chaothic OS. I do not agree with that, and
If you argue that, you do not know Linux well. When I speak about Linux,
I mean Debian or Gentoo. I do not think that they are chaothic or
intended for desktop. Debian put all the pieces together in one OS that
is in order and works nicely. Gentoo portage philosophy is similiar to
People on the FreeBSD and Debian GNU/Linux mailing lists are very kind
and help you in any case, if you ask questions politely and you have
searched and read tha manuals first.
So, why do we start always the war? The real war should be against the
Bill Gates OSes, instead of fighting among us. I have never heard a bad
word about FreeBSD on the Linux lists. Indeed, I think that most of
Linux people do not even know thet FreeBSD exists, some of them think
that it is another Linux distribution. On the oposite side, I have heard
several people hating Linux on this list, even comparing it with
I hate the following wars:
BSD license vs GPL license
Linux vs xBSD
GNOME vs KDE
bash vs tcsh
text apps vs X apps
CUPS vs lpr
I think we should cooperate instead of fighting. Indeed, BSD code is on
Linux OSes, and GNU software is on FreeBSD ports...... etc...
Thank you very much and sorry for my bad english.
Just my 2 euro cents.
Ramiro Aceves. (Spain)
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