Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 10th Oct 2001 16:20 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today we have a special guest in the series of interviews we conducting here at OSNews. Linus Torvalds, the well known Linux founder, is with us to discuss everything about the kernel, Microsoft, the naming of GNU/Linux and the future. Read on!
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That just about sums it up.
by Matthew Fisch on Wed 10th Oct 2001 19:36 UTC

Everything I read just about sums it up. Linux is not a commercial os, its a fun toy, with a horrendous userland ( GNU tools specifically ). It would not be an impossible (in fact, fairly trivial) act to port (for example) the libc to replace glibc (along with the rest of the userland). This would make for a decent userland... but why go through the effort when there is a not-so-toyish alternative? I began fiddling with linux years ago, but was not pulled into the womb of unix until I tried FreeBSD for the first time -- with no chip on my shoulder I fell in love instantly. A toy is a toy. BSD is an OS.