Microsoft announced it is joining The Linux Foundation?

Manish Jain bourne.identity at
Fri Nov 18 12:50:00 UTC 2016

On 11/18/16 17:30, freebsd-questions-request at wrote:
> Depending on what you want to archive, there are good reasons to prefer
> FreeBSD over Linux or vice versa, but systemd for sure doesn't change
> Linux in a way, that migrating to FreeBSD makes sense, if Linux was the
> right choice without systemd

No personal offence intended, but let me tell you a thing about Linux 
and all the crap that keeps cropping up in that world. Ever since this 
beautiful thing systemd popped up, I have tried 2 Linux distros for my 
second box - OpenSuse 42.1 and K Ubuntu 16.10. On OpenSuse, my printer 
does not work, and under Ubuntu, my APC UPS does not work. Repeated 
messages to help forums produced no response whatever. If my basic 
hardware does not work, what was the point of a new thing called systemsd ?

This is not just systemd - it is simply too much, way too much choice 
and no maturity/stability in every thing Linux does. One day they call 
it eth0, the next they start calling it enp3s0. One day man, the next 
info. One day they use ext2, the next ext3, the next ext4, and the next 
btrfs and the next ... God knows. Nobody has good explanations, just 
fancy ideas when new flux is introduced. When there is so much 
turbulence at the core, the world will collapse.

What killed Unix was, besides the inexorable sums of money AT&T wanted, 
the unforgiving inclination to create a new distro whenever somebody had 
learnt the basics of Unix. That endemic has turned to epidemic now that 
Unix is Open Source Linux. Linux can't ever do the basic things of 
standardization and documentation at the core level.

For hardware that works under FreeBSD, there really is no better choice 
than to stick to FreeBSD. You could waste some money getting the right 
hardware, but you have long term peace. Try that under Windows or Linux.

Manish Jain

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