I like Ubuntu

Paul Butler paulhbutler99 at earthlink.net
Sat Apr 14 12:19:17 UTC 2007

Message: 17
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 12:21:43 -0500
From: "Claude Menski" <claude.menski at gmail.com>
Subject: I like Ubuntu
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Why is freebsd better then ubuntu?

I find Ubuntu to be a great "distro" if your goal is to get a great
open-source desktop system up and running quickly, that is easy to
update (albeit not with the latest available applications) and
relatively bug-free.  If you yourself are not able to spend hands-on
time maintaining the system (i.e. for aging parents, in-laws, non-techie
friends) it is a good choice.  Their use of Debian's apt technology is
brilliant.  Their user/developer community is wonderful.

If, however, heart-stopping speed appeals to you, you want intelligently
planned technology with the latest stable applications, you are
operating web servers, or you just plain want to get expertise in real
Unix then there is nothing like FreeBSD.

Merely by living with FreeBSD for a year or two on your desktop or
laptop, you will really deepen your understanding of unix-derived
systems in a way which is not possible with Linux.  This may be very
helpful if you either have or contemplate a career in IT.

Paul Butler

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