Some ideas for FreeBSD
danny at ricin.com
Wed Feb 13 23:59:35 UTC 2008
On Thursday 14 February 2008 00:18:39 Chad Perrin wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 10, 2008 at 10:39:30AM -0600, Chris wrote:
> > On Fri, 8 Feb 2008 20:12:37 -0800
> > "Ted Mittelstaedt" <tedm at toybox.placo.com> wrote:
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Wojciech Puchar [mailto:wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl]
> > > > Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2008 11:32 PM
> > > > To: Ted Mittelstaedt
> > > > Cc: millueradfa at yahoo.com; freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > > > Subject: RE: Some ideas for FreeBSD
> > > >
> > > > > It is one thing to add support for a POSIX call into FreeBSD.
> > > > > That's fine.
> > > > >
> > > > > It's quite another to break a header or supply hacky 32-bit-only
> > > > > code in a library or some such just because Linux does the same
> > > > > brain-dead stuff and the Linux maintainers are too stubborn or
> > > > > stupid to fix Linux.
> > > >
> > > > don't forget that linux changed from being good unix OS to be
> > > > windows competitor. and it's competing well.
> > >
> > > Ah, something to strive for! :-)
> > >
> > > Reason # 1 to be happy with Linux: It attracts all the morons who
> > > would otherwise fuck up FreeBSD?
> > Oh my! Ted my man! I'm sure that was a </Sarcasm> remark! As you do
> > know, many of us happy BSD'ers are well versed in Linux-eeze and
> > actually live very happily in both worlds.
> > I would hate to think I may fall into that category! Oh wait! I do!
> > Doh!!!
> I don't believe he said that morons were the *only* people attracted to
> Linux. Something can be a lightning rod and still serve as a place to
> tie off your clothesline (to stretch a metaphor) every now and then.
IMHO, that stretched methaphor is not only funny but also very true.
Then again, someone's FreeBSD lightning rod is probably also someone else's
clothesline too. They're just both a smaller part of the overall whole of
lightning-strikers and cloth-washers.
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