Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 8th Oct 2001 16:15 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Matt Dillon, not the famous actor but the kernel/VM FreeBSD hacker also well known for writting the Dice C compiler for the Amiga, is here with us today for an in-depth interview about everything regarding FreeBSD 5.0. This is the OS that all the techie people are waiting for and presenting it as the most advanced, technically-speaking, free OS of today. Additionally, we also include two mini interviews with Theo de Raadt, the OpenBSD founder, and Jun-ichiro "itojun" Hagino from the NetBSD Core Team.
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More mature developers and code.
by Shane Pearson on Tue 9th Oct 2001 07:39 UTC

I've been using Linux, since Red Hat 5.0 was released, coming on 4 years. After trying a few distros out, I've settled on Debian. Though I have also been using OpenBSD since 2.5 and now FreeBSD 4.4 Release. It seems to me that the BSD's are so much more mature and clean, from looking at file structures and man pages to config files. The attitude of the BSD developers also seems to be far more bent on practicality than the Linux camp, which feels on the whole like rushed unfinished work (with some exceptions within Debian). I plan on moving over to FreeBSD for my desktop OS, keeping OpenBSD for what it does best (Firewall) and keeping Linux for my education and employment opportunities. After 8 years of supporting Microsoft systems, I find them so un-inspiring to work with or try to keep going for that matter. The future of the BSD's seems so bright. Thanks to the developers!