BSD For Linux Users (update)

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at
Sat Mar 2 00:59:23 UTC 2013

On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 07:50:52PM -0000 I heard the voice of
sib at, and lo! it spake thus:
> However, there are some things that have definitely changed in our
> OS that I think should be added. This article really needs to be
> modernized to today's standards with a list of updated tools and
> methods. I've tried contacting the person who wrote it about getting
> it updated, even offering to do so myself, but never got a reply.

"'e's not dead, 'e's resting."

It is on my todo list to do a round of updates on it.  Sadly, it has
been for a while; I've been kept too busy lately to do much more than
get through the day.

On the upside, I don't expect it to be a huge amount of work to
update.  By its nature, it's oriented on the broad sweeps and
philosophical differences, and those don't change.  The history is
rather flown by, and there are a few details that call for update, to
be sure.  But by and large, the points I wanted to make with it are
just the same now (near a decade later) as they were at the time;
FreeBSD is still FreeBSD, and Linux is still Linux.

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd at
Systems/Network Administrator |
           On the Internet, nobody can hear you scream.

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