Linux vs. BSD

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  1. #1 arthritistreatmentguy
    April 30, 2008

    nice. i would still prefer Linux anytime.

  2. #2 Virgil Samms
    April 30, 2008
  3. #3 tonyl
    April 30, 2008

    Dude, they totally skipped the fact that mac’s OSX is BSD. (well, BSD with a nice gui)

  4. #4 Steve
    April 30, 2008

    Well, BSD via NeXT with a Mach microkernel *and* a nice GUI (as previously noted).

    Way back in the day (like, ’95-’00) I was a big Linux fan, but I was of the opinion that “our” worst enemies were some of the people that viewed themselves as Linux’ champions. Check into any #linux channel and you’ll STILL find a couple of ‘em interspersed with more reasonable human beings. They were always crowing about bringing *nix to the desktop, and how linux was going to take over the world (completely ignoring the *BSD crowd, who were like, “What are we? Chopped liver?”)

    And even though I loved Yggdrasil, Red Hat, Slackware, and Mandrake, I must admit to a brief moment of – what’s that german word? “scheidenfreud”? – when OSX became the ‘largest installed userbase of *nix systems’. Of course, I switched to OSX for a workstation as soon as I could. The siren call of Photoshop and Cinema4d was inescapable. But my servers are still linux – stable, fast, nearly bulletproof.

  5. #5 sng
    May 1, 2008

    As both a Linux and BSD user it’s not funny cause it’s just not true.

    http://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd/rants/bsd4linux/bsd4linux1.php

    For a really good introduction into the different strengths and weaknesses of both.

  6. #6 sng
    May 1, 2008

    As both a Linux and BSD user it’s not funny cause it’s just not true.

    http://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd/rants/bsd4linux/bsd4linux1.php

    For a really good introduction into the different strengths and weaknesses of both.