Certification (was RE: realpath(3) et al) - jumping to -advocacy

Devon H. O'Dell dodell at sitetronics.com
Thu Aug 14 15:11:53 PDT 2003

Well, I don't find configuring FreeBSD inherently esoteric. The filesystem
structure ensures that configuration files are in the right places. And when
you don't know where they are, it's relatively easy to find them: look where
they're expected. I find that with Linux, you have to look in the
refrigerator to find your car keys, so to speak. find / | grep carkeys
doesn't even work half the time.

The only thing I'd like to see happen here is that FreeBSD becomes as
advocated as RedHat -- no changes to the underlying system. It just needs to
be more widely accepted. I'm tired of the unbased criticisms I have to face
when discussing BSD. 99% of it is total BS, and something needs to happen
about it.


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: twig les [mailto:twigles at yahoo.com]
> Verzonden: Friday, August 15, 2003 12:08 AM
> Aan: Devon H. O'Dell; 'Robert Watson'
> CC: freebsd-advocacy at freebsd.org
> Onderwerp: RE: Certification (was RE: realpath(3) et al) - jumping to -
> advocacy
> Cool, I don't need to own the domain.  I just think that right
> now the state of things is that FreeBSD is the best-kept secret
> around because Linux is taking market share from everyone -
> hell, my *dad* knows about Linux and he's one of those users
> from "Evil Geniuses".  There is a nice article in businessweek
> talking about Sun's dilemna here:
> http://yahoo.businessweek.com/technology/content/aug2003/tc20030812_9215_t
> c055.htm.
> A lot of people ask me why I use (or suggest) FreeBSD instead of
> Linux and I tell them that I only use or recommend FreeBSD when
> I need something to be fast, secure and/or stable. :)  The idea
> is that the underlying engineering is done, now we need to push
> it to da' masses.
> I also agree with mhoskins, I don't want FreeBSD to turn into
> RH; RH seems to be trying to replace the knowledgable admin with
> GUIs and "help" files.

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