A case of FreeBSD users shooting all FreeBSD users in the foot

Vulpes Velox kitbsdlists at HotPOP.com
Mon Oct 13 19:35:01 PDT 2003

On Tue, 14 Oct 2003 00:50:04 +0200
"Roger 'Rocky' Vetterberg" <listsub at 401.cx> wrote:
> A bussiness itself will most likely not search on IRC after information, 
> but the people in charge of the bussiness might very well base their 
> decisions on their own experiences.
> I have a friend that runs Linux, Solaris, NetBSD, even QNX, but he wont 
> touch Free- or OpenBSD. I have tried to convince him to atleast try 
> them, but he refuses and says that he has already tried them once.
> While I asked why he didnt like them, I was told that he didnt mind the 
> os's themself, it was the communities he didnt like. Appareantly, when 
> he tried FreeBSD he turned to IRC for help, and some morons in a 
> #freebsd channel didnt have enough sense to behave like grown ups. He 
> turned to OpenBSD instead, and got some of the infamous OpenBSD attitude 
> on the mailinglists. Now, he runs just about every os except free and open.
> Lets say that my friend would start a bussiness, which is not totally 
> hard to believe since he is a really smart guy with sometimes brilliant 
> ideas. What do you think the odds are that he would base his bussines on 
> Open- or FreeBSD?
> My guess is that it would be yet another bussiness turning to Linux 
> instead of BSD, due to reasons that have nothing to do with the 
> capability of the os.

Not expecting stuff like that to happen on IRC is childish. Any one that has
been on the net awhile should know IRC tends to be that way most of the time.

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