Learning to Walk: A Linux User Migrates to FreeBSD

Alex de Kruijff freebsd at akruijff.dds.nl
Sat Oct 25 11:22:26 PDT 2003

On Sat, Oct 25, 2003 at 08:49:25AM +0300, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> On 2003-10-24 14:47, Alex de Kruijff <freebsd at akruijff.dds.nl> wrote:
> >On Thu, Oct 23, 2003 at 07:17:20PM -0700, peter lageotakes wrote:
> >> This is the follow up (part 2) to Babe in the Woods: A
> >> Linux User Migrates to FreeBSD.
> >>
> >> Interesting article. However I disagree with the views
> >> about handbook being written at the admin. level (and
> >> more). The article could be more positive.
> >>
> >> http://www.ofb.biz/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=269
> >
> > I say this is prity positive considering his previous article about
> > 5.0.  I feel that he gives _his_ fair point of view on FreeBSD.
> > Strainge that top didn' run, i didn't had this happening to me.
> This is very likely a result of more serious problems with the /dev
> directory of the installation (like the missing /dev/null described in
> the article).
> I'll agree that it is a rather fair article, despite my reservations
> regarding the problems described.  I've installed 4.8-REL a lot of times
> but didn't have any of the same problems.  The fact that someone else
> did, which is probably unsurprising for newcomers to FreeBSD, doesn't
> mean that I'm super smart or that the authors of the article are silly
> either.  The installation process depends on very scrutinous attention
> to details whose significance isn't yet very apparent when one is a
> FreeBSD newbie.  This is what the documentation team is trying to help
> about by writing the Handbook and the rest of the docs.
> Let's hope that the quality of the existing documentation and the future
> efforts of the doc team make problematic cases like the one described in
> the article less and less frequent :-)

All 100% positive articles can be very nice for the ego. However this
doesn't help in making the product better. You certenly don't want
everybody to write about how great thay feel FreeBSD is because of
pressure of the FreeBSD community.


Articles based on solutions that I use:

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