Charlie Kester corky1951 at
Wed May 6 21:12:53 UTC 2009

On Wed 06 May 2009 at 13:15:34 PDT Fred C wrote:
> On May 6, 2009, at 12:48 PM, Gary Gatten wrote:
>> LMAO!  Touché!  Seriously though, can't we all just get along? :)
> I have no problem with linux I am using it every day at work it is  
> installed on more than 2000 servers. But with all the incoherences in
> the tools and the os, I feel sometime like I am working on Windows.

I suspect the OP was trolling.  The giveaway is his suggestion that
following his advice would make FreeBSD a "best seller".  This reflects
a complete lack of awareness of what FreeBSD is all about.

Setting aside the fact that FreeBSD is not a commercial product and thus
has nothing to sell, he also presumes that our primary goal is to
increase the size of our userbase and that we are willing to make
whatever accommodations are necessary to achieve that goal.

But unless I'm mistaken, that isn't FreeBSD's goal.

FreeBSD's goal is to provide a freely-available implementation of BSD
Unix for the most common hardware.   New users who are looking for a BSD
Unix are welcome, but they are expected to adapt to FreeBSD's way of
doing things and not vice versa.  The current userbase is large enough
to suggest that many people have no problem with those terms.

As for the suggestion that what FreeBSD needs is VB, there have already
been various ports of Basic over the years.  None of them seem to have
had much success.  BSD users seem to be content with traditional shell
scripting, perl, or newer scripting languages like python -- all of
which better reflect the Unix philosophy than VB does.  

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