Reply to V. Velox & questions about ``evangelism''

Matt Olander matt at
Fri Jan 16 16:36:32 PST 2004

On Sat, Jan 17, 2004 at 01:23:23AM +0100, Devon H. O'Dell wrote:
> In more on-topic discussion, when Linux (indeed, users from other OSes) ask 
> some of the ``major differences'' between Product X and FreeBSD, what are some 
> of the answers you give other than the license and the fact that BSD is a 
> complete system instead of just a kernel? I'm sure there are many original 
> things out there that people have come across, either in their conversion 
> process or while ``converting others'' -- I'm attempting to improve my arsenal 
> as it were.

good question. key points I always touch on are:

ports collection
ease of administration
professional development cycle
single point of contact (
comprehensive documentation
high load capability
source code maturity


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