Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th May 2007 20:48 UTC, submitted by dolores
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "GNU/Linux is the most popular operating system built with free/open source software. However, it is not the only one: FreeBSD is also becoming popular for its stability, robustness and security. In this article, I'll take a look at their similarities and differences."
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RE: Ports with shorts
by J-freebsd_98 on Thu 31st May 2007 17:57 UTC in reply to "Ports with shorts"
J-freebsd_98
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2006-01-01

in answer to your more recent post, I use BSD everyday except saturday (when I use windows98 to read newsgroups)
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I dont use openoffice.org; however I have about twice as many editors as the following (which don't include, probably, all the HTML editors/IDE's i think)
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abiword (I would sugg. this r.t. openoffice if the latter is problematic)
emacs20 (have used it for Usenet, very impressed)
gedit
leafpad
manedit
nedit
scite
scribes
thoteditor
xenon
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I don't recc. everything in that list, as a few editors
i've not used with good results (maybe 1 of 10 or 2 of 20)
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packages ... well i stopped using them a year ago...
unless I am porting an app to a laptop where they serve
super
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'has become obsolete' whaat? (the speed issue is
being discussed as to-be-fixed; it only applies i think
in the 'registering package' phase if a port has a lot
of dependencies.
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stuff breaks way less often than your post intones,
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you may be correct in that the feisty* is quicker, but
the ports *just* needs expertise and experience to
manage (a steep learning curve in some respects but
I have read many threads where in the end it is more
workable than other systems (apt-get or...rpm or...)
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[leaving further discussion out; lack of time, sorry]

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