Lennart Poettering: BSD Isn't Relevant Anymore

Dennis Glatting freebsd at penx.com
Sun Jul 17 15:36:42 UTC 2011

On Sun, 17 Jul 2011, Jerry wrote:

> While I usually consider Slashdot nothing more than a bunch of
> juveniles ranting against Microsoft; however, I did find this rather
> interesting post this morning.
> "Lennart Poettering: BSD Isn't Relevant Anymore"
> <http://bsd.slashdot.org/story/11/07/16/0020243/Lennart-Poettering-BSD-Isnt-Relevant-Anymore>
> Interestingly enough, a great deal of it is true. It might be 
> interesting to know how others feel about it. Obviously, asking that 
> question on this forum is like playing against a stacked deck; however, 
> it still might prove interesting.

Yawn. I remember sitting on the can reading BSD mags in the 80s when they 
were saying the same thing regarding OSF. There there were/are other 
Linuxes, BSDs, and Unixes.

I've done a bunch of infrastructure and tasked-support work using Linux 
for the past couple of years. The FreeBSD pieces work better. Does Linux 
have some advantages? Yes. Does FreeBSD have some deficiencies? Yes.

There, I said it. I'm over it now.

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