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

Eric Anderson anderson at
Wed Jan 7 07:19:06 PST 2004

Eric Anderson wrote:

>> 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
>> ofcourse)
> 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. 

Ok - that came across kind of harsh - please understand I have a 
sarcastic sense of humor.. :)


Eric Anderson	   Systems Administrator      Centaur Technology
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