freebsd rocks

Jim Stapleton stapleton.41 at
Sat Apr 1 15:33:13 UTC 2006

I'd like to second this.

Oh, and it's not just the network drivers, just about everything.

And BSD has man, info, and html help too, but I actually like that.
BSD just throws so much help in your face, in such better quality,
it's nice. I got so much done with 1/10th the questions I would have
needed in linux.

And, I'm not a serious *nix administrator, just someone who has to
administrat *nix on his own machine at work. Sadly they gave me
strange looks when I thought of giving it BSD instead of Fedora...

Thank you contributors, friendly and community oriented people of this
mailing list, and all others related to making this an exceptionally
useful operating system.


On 4/1/06, Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at> wrote:
> People,
> I've been using Linux for some time, and decided to try out FreeBSD on my home
> server. I would like to thank all contributors for the quality of the product,
> and the community. My questions have always been answered helpfully. Out of
> the box, the server reports its health to me regularly and those reports are
> easy to extend. For a Unix hacker like myself, the environment is wonderful,
> and easy to maintain.
> I'm not pleased with the direction that much of Linux is taking. Daemons
> managing files traditionally managed by people. Help stored in man, info, html
> and God knows what else. I could go on but I'm sure you know well already.
> On FreeBSD, my NIC driver has a manpage. Astonishing, and helpful. Not
> everything is a dream, but the community is helping make me comfortable. This
> is what Unix felt like when I first touched it.
> Kudos.
> Mike
> --
> Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at>
> "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It
> takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite
> direction." --Albert Einstein

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