HOWTO articles for migrating from Linux to FreeBSD, especially for pkg?

Allan Jude allanjude at
Mon Oct 20 22:22:08 UTC 2014

On 2014-10-20 17:15, Chris H wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:32:53 -0400 Mason Loring Bliss <mason at> wrote
>> On Sat, Oct 18, 2014 at 02:58:57PM +0900, Tomoaki AOKI wrote:
>>> I think the advantages of the forum are...
>>>   *Well moderated by moderators and anministrators.
>>>   *Registering email address is needed, but not disclosed by default.
>> The disadvantages of web fora include:
>> * I can't read things in my very efficient email client. Related:
>> * I have to compose my replies in a web browser edit window.
>> * I need to visit periodically and hope that the site makes it possible for
>>   me to attend to unread messages without struggling.
>> I think wikis are useful. I think web fora exist because folks haven't had
>> sufficient exposure to email to make the advantages clear. Not discussed here
>> are newsgroups, which are perhaps ideal for the sorts of topics commonly
>> found on mailing lists, except perhaps that they're not at all centralized.
> This thread reeks of bikeshed.
> There isn't anything wrong with all of the opinions shared in this thread
> except there will surely be no final consensus. :)
> --Chris
>> -- 
>> Mason Loring Bliss   ((  "In the drowsy dark cave of the mind dreams
>> mason at     ))  build  their nest  with fragments  dropped
>>  ((   from day's caravan." - Rabindranath Tagore
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This thread is supposed to be about how to make it easier for people to
migrate to FreeBSD from Linux. Not a discussion about forums vs mailing
lists vs newsgroups.

Allan Jude

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