SPAM: Score 3.3: Re: Instead of, why not...

Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC chad at
Fri Feb 11 17:15:44 PST 2005

On Feb 11, 2005, at 4:00 PM, Johnson David wrote:

> From: Anthony Atkielski [mailto:atkielski.anthony at]
>> Because FreeBSD is a server, not a desktop.
> Agree and disagree. While FreeBSD is well suited for the server, it's 
> also
> well suited for the desktop.

Anthony had the same misguided opinion in the Apache Users mailing list.

> That doesn't mean that we should be stressing
> the desktop to those shopping for servers, instead it means that we
> shouldn't be telling those shopping for desktops to go use Linux 
> instead.
> How many business will be running Linux on the desktop but FreeBSD on 
> the
> server? None!

But you will find lots of people with FreeBSD on the Server and OS X on 
the desktop!

Not to say that you cannot run a FreeBSD desktop.  And any efforts to  
make that easier are applauded.  I used to run Linux on the desktop[1] 
and FreeBSD on the server.  Setting up Linux as a desktop at the time 
(1990-2000 timeframe) was so much easier.  I don't know about now, but 
with Linux (SuSE is what I used back then) it was as easy as setting up 


[1] and Windows 2000 :-( and Mac OS 8/9 and Rhapsody and the beta for 

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