Linked by Nathan Mace on Thu 31st Jan 2002 18:45 UTC
FreeBSD By now, anyone who is even remotely related to an IT-type position has heard about Linux, and has most likely used it, if only to see what all the hype is about. However, GNU/Linux is not the only "free" Unix type OS available. FreeBSD and its cousins, NetBSD and OpenBSD are all offshoots of BSD UNIX, a commercial UNIX also known as Berkeley Software Distribution. This article will help you learn more about FreeBSD, its differences from Linux, and it will ease a potential migration process.
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Re: Errata
by Eugenia on Thu 31st Jan 2002 22:01 UTC

>The FreeBSD folks are reactionary, and a little snobbish. Linux has exploded in >popularity, in good part because of the openness and approachability of its >maintainers.

While I am not part of any of the two communities, I had my share as a user on both systems trying to find support, and also as a "journalist". The FreeBSD people have no match on being helpful & most importantly: open minded. If I start talking about Windows-something (and even when relevant to the topic) in a Linux chat or forum, chances are that I will be kicked or shouted about. FreeBSD people seemed to me far more receptive, open minded and clueful. Linux has the hype and attracts many trollish kids, while FreeBSD has interesting and intelligent people in it. Not that Linux does not have many intelligent people (it does!), but the jerks and trolls are so many, that outnumber the good population in the Linux world. And that's sad.