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Re: FreeBSD/ Redhat / Debian

On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 06:00:55PM -0500, George Georgalis wrote:
> I've not had time to look closely at this, but I've heard it's a
> fair linux/bsd comparison
> http://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd/rants/bsd4linux/
> let me know if anyone sees an inaccuracy!

an interesting article, and (amazingly) sane and not unreasonably biased.

it's billed as an introduction to BSD for Linux users.  he certainly knows his
BSD stuff....but he needs to read an introduction to Linux for BSD users,
because doesn't know linux anywhere near as well as he knows BSD.  many of the
things he claims as advantages to BSD are actually common to all unix clones.

e.g. his long-winded page on the "base system", makes it seem as if a base
system is something magically distinct that only freebsd has.  Linux
distributions have had "base systems" since the early days and, just like *BSD,
"base system" means that it is intended to the "base of a system".

still, the article is worth reading.

ps: yes, i *have* used both linux and *bsd extensively.  my preference is
Debian GNU/Linux.  my second choice is FreeBSD....freebsd has some nice
features and some nice ideas, it just isn't as good as debian.

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