Learning to Walk: A Linux User Migrates to FreeBSD

Alex de Kruijff freebsd at akruijff.dds.nl
Sat Oct 25 11:38:05 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 :-)

Its not just the doc team who arre responcible for the succes of
FreeBSD. Its the whole team, including amoung others, the doc-team,
developers, core and the users on the lists (esecialy those on
questions, newbie, stable and current).


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