POLL: Linux preferences from FreeBSD users

Jonathan McKeown j.mckeown at ru.ac.za
Thu Jul 2 07:07:10 UTC 2009

On Thursday 02 July 2009 07:21:25 Polytropon wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Jul 2009 18:58:15 -0400, Daniel Underwood <djuatdelta at gmail.com> 
> > QUESTION: Of the various modern Linux distributions, which do you
> > prefer? and why?
> Actually, I'm not a Linux user. But Linux was my first step into
> using UNIX on a x86 PC. More than 10 years ago, I started with
> Slackware Linux, and with the rise of FreeBSD 4.0, I did abandon
> it.

I was wondering if there were any other Slackers out there!

I've still got my first Linux distribution, and possibly my first FreeBSD 
release too: I bought the Walnut Creek 4-CD box of Slackware 3.6 in a little 
shop in the West End of London, and a couple of years later, the boxed set of 
FreeBSD 4.5 from either the Linux Emporium or CheapBytes (can't remember 


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