Getting attention (was Re: Where is FreeBSD going?)

Eric Anderson anderson at
Wed Jan 7 07:17:05 PST 2004

Joao Schim wrote:

>On Wed, 07 Jan 2004 14:29:57 +0100
>Marian Hettwer <MH at> wrote:
>>Nevertheless, it's not the main point.
>>The main question was: How to give FreeBSD more PR?
>>best regards,
>I've always considered the efforts made by Mr. Lucas, writing 
>articles and such, quite impressive.. So maybe we just need a
>whole lot of writing .. HOWTO's,  handbook translations, plain articles.
If FreeBSD (or any *BSD's for that matter) want to get a larger 
foothold, and userbase, I think the key is the corporate market, and the 
key to that is visible support/resource lines, and visible "quick 
response" to serious bugs. 

>Also i hear a lot of people complaining that the VA-software sponsored
>sites like slashdot and such are extremely anti-BSD. Cant say im a 
>regular visitor of those sites so i wonder if that is a full truth.
>btw. does anybody know of a url where a decent comparison in techniques
>used in Linux / BSD's / Windows / ...  it so be viewed ? (non sponsored
A lot of slashdotter's and such are anti-bsd on paper - meaning they 
whine and try to poke fun at the bsd's, but those same people (in my 
view, and many other peoples'), are not really taken seriously by any 
real developers or members of projects.  They are mostly the 
hide-behind-the-keyboard types.  Slashdot is the digital/online 
equivalent of The Enquirer, except the Enquirer is actually funny, and 
Slashdot is just pathetic. 


Eric Anderson	   Systems Administrator      Centaur Technology
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