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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All users are jerks
by Anonymous on Fri 1st Feb 2002 01:26 UTC

There are *BSD jerks, BeOS jerks, Linux jerks, Windows jerks and every flavour of jerk. Always people are saying "All the people in MY camp are friendly, and most of the people in the OTHER camp are just trolls and jerks. They suck"

No-one can claim for the FreeBSD, NetBSD or OpenBSD camp that they are free of jerks because each group has seen one of its leaders being a JERK in archived public forums (but Theo wins as king among BSD jerks). No-one would even bother claiming that Linus Torvalds isn't a jerk. Bill Gates is obviously a jerk, and outside the Church of Apple I'm pretty sure everyone knows Steve Jobs is a jerk.

In fact it's hard to think of key figures from OS history, especially in the free operating systems, without thinking of jerks. The Unix haters handbook is a splendid example of what jerks we all are. We have nothing better to do than complain about everyone else's contribution.

So this sort of discussion might as well just be written as "I like FooOS and so I put up with the other jerks who like FooOS". Good for you.

The #1 way to annoy people is to assume that they're jerks. Set the right expectation and you'll get a punch in the face right on cue.