Freebsd vs. linux

David Kelly dkelly at
Tue Feb 15 02:13:48 GMT 2005

On Feb 14, 2005, at 3:48 AM, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:

> The main difference between a desktop and a server is a server
> needs beefy disk I/O or beefy CPU power or both, while a desktop
> needs beefy video and can often make due with piss-poor disk I/O.

No, the main difference between a server and a desktop is that many 
people are counting on the server to function without error while only 
one person is inconvenienced when the desktop fails.

Servers get better hardware because its a cost savings for the server 
to be more reliable and the added performance helps more users. Servers 
should also have the most reliable software but that is where Microsoft 
cuts corners for additional profit and provide employment for MSCE's 
whom otherwise would not be needed.

There is no reason a server should not have a GUI so long as it does 
not detract from the server's function. Use of a GUI to "dumb-down" the 
system doesn't work as Microsoft has shown. Apple is smart enough to 
pull it off, but all Microsoft has done is continue to guarantee 
employment for MSCE's who continue to exclusively recommend any and 
everything Microsoft who in turn continually ensures these champions 
stay employed.

David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

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