Article about FreeBSD and GNU/Linux (not vs.).

Chad Perrin perrin at
Thu May 31 20:06:37 UTC 2007

On Thu, May 31, 2007 at 09:06:42AM -0700, Freddie Cash wrote:
> On Thu, May 31, 2007 1:15 am, TooMany Secrets wrote:
> > In OSnews there is a new article about similarities and diferences
> > between a FreeBSD system, and GNU/Linux. The article (I think) is newbie
> > oriented, and isn't very deep (if you understand me), but the good one is
> > it isn't a "bsd vs. linux" article. I only found one inaccuracy; "for
> > example the most recent release is 6.1.", but in general is a good
> > entrance for people interested in FreeBSD.
> >
> > The article:
> >
> > page=0%2C0
> This "article" is very poorly written, and even more poorly researched. 
> It is full of inaccuracies, and not worth reading.  Read the through the
> comments on OSNews to see all things wrong with the article.

It's very superficial in some respects, and it strays into inaccuracy by
way of a lack of precision, but it's better written than a lot of
supposedly "professional journalism" I've seen and might be worth a read
by someone new to FreeBSD and uncertain of how to resolve the immediate
differences, I think.  One of the comments at OSNews -- the one that
pointed out all the "inaccuracies" -- was in places a bit more pedantic
than informative, but it also provided some useful elaborations.

I think the format of this new article may have been a bit of a clone of
articles by Dru Lavigne at ONLamp, the author of O'Reilly's "BSD Hacks"
book.  They might be more useful, all things considered.  I seem to
recall seeing links to Dru Lavigne's articles in the comments at OSNews.

Umm . . .

Here they are:

Also, the URL of the OSNews item (since it's not at the top of the list
any longer):

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