Freebsd vs. linux
Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC
chad at shire.net
Sun Feb 13 08:18:25 GMT 2005
On Feb 13, 2005, at 12:54 AM, Anthony Atkielski wrote:
> Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC writes:
>> Or if you are a BSD/UNIX/Linux admin. It is a lot easier to ssh and
>> all the other things you want with your unix-like servers from Mac OS
>> than from Windows.
> Why? I use SecureCRT and SecureFX for FTP, and both work beautifully.
I have not used that, but I doubt it beats using a real openssh client
inside a unix based terminal emulator in terms of terminal emulation
and shell compatibility. As I said, I have not used this one, but all
the other windows ones I have tried sucked royally.
> I've never found a solution for running an X Server on Windows,
They exist. A friend of mine had one running on w2000 several years
ago logging into hi BSD and Linux boxes using xterm. It worked
> since I'm unwilling to run X on my production FreeBSD server, it hasn't
> been too much of an issue. It will be if I decide to set up another
> machine with X.
I was not talking about an X11 server. I do have one on my Mac but I
rarely run it. I occasionally have a need. I was talking about native
Mac OS X capabilities and applications. The userland is based on the
FreeBSD one, though the underlying kernel and plumbing are a custom
Since OS X is a unix-life platform, and has the same toolchain and a
very similar environment to FreeBSD and Linux, it meshes a lot easier.
I have a Windows XP machine sitting here that dual boots with NT. I
rarely boot it though. I do have one website that was developed in a
Windows (-only) based program that needs to be updated occasionally
(soon to be replaced by a WebObjects dynamic app)... And a few games
that I have not bothered to play in months are on the machine.
I do everything else on my Mac(s) including bookkeeping/accounting for
a couple of businesses, credit card authorizations, software
development, email, browsing, netnews, Terminal and ssh into my FreeBSD
and lone Linux servers, database admin, word processing, presentations,
graphics/photo and video editing (not a lot of the latter
unfortunately), and many other things. And I am not a magnet for
viruses, spyware, adware, I do not pay a MS tax anymore (I don't plan
on updating my Windows machine) and I am much more productive than I
was when the Windows 2000 machine was my main workstation. They just
work. Something that Windows cannot always say (driver, dll, etc
conflicts, screwed up registry [my W2000 machine is dying a slow death
of rot and decay -- I have not a clue on what is wrong but it seems to
decay over time as the registry corrupts and rots], etc). I don't see
lots of freeze ups and BSOD anymore on Windows -- that has gotten
better -- but the inconsistencies and the rot and decay that gradually
make the machines less stable (without the spyware/adware/malware too)
is enough for me. (And yes, Windows rots and decays, most likely from
registry corruptions -- the registry is the dumbest thing they could do
-- a single massive point of failure). And I am a techno-geek -- not
some average joe user who wouldn't have a clue.
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