Freebsd vs. linux

Anthony Atkielski atkielski.anthony at
Sun Feb 13 01:48:54 GMT 2005

darren kirby writes:

> That is just not right. Perhaps for Redhat, SuSe et al this may be the case,
> but what do you expect? MS is their primary (only?) competition.

Whatever happened to UNIX _servers_?

> There are a million different reasons to run Linux, and a million
> different types of people that run it.

There are almost no reasons to run Linux instead of UNIX.

> Now you seem to be implying that the only difference between any two
> operating systems is what the GUI looks like.

No, although sometimes that is actually the case.

> So what's your solution, feed the Redmond beast?

My solution is to remove emotion from the equation and simply install
the best software for the job.  On the desktop, that's Windows.

> In my experience, the developers are the quiet ones that speak with their
> software.

There are all sorts of developers nowadays.  The days when they were all
quiet are long gone.

> Again, I am not trolling, and I am not a Linux zealot. I run FreeBSD,
> Linux, Solaris and any other free unix I can get my hand on. Why?
> Because I think they're cool. All of them. Including Linux.

I run operating systems to get work done.


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