Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 28th Apr 2003 15:48 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today we feature an in-depth interview with three members of FreeBSD's Core (Wes Peters, Greg Lehey and M. Warner Losh) and also a major FreeBSD developer (Scott Long). It is a long read, but we touch a number of hot issues, from the Java port to corporate backing, the Linux competition, the 5.x branch and how it stacks up against the other Unices, UFS2, the possible XFree86 fork, SCO and its Unix IP situation, even re-unification of the BSDs. If you are into (any) Unix, this interview is a must read.
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Good Read
by a3ot on Tue 29th Apr 2003 06:34 UTC

I began using FreeBSD in the spring of 2001. For years I had tried, unsuccessfully, to wean myself from MS Windows. I had tried RedHat 3.0 when it came out as well as debian and then Redhat again. But alas it never quite stuck. From what I remember my biggest problem was getting the system up and running and connected to my isp. The simple task of correctly setting up my modem was difficult. Everytime I read a how-to or explaination on some webpage I discovered that my system was setup differently than the system refered to. I always eventually got things working, but the process wasn't enjoyable. When I installed FreeBSD everything wasn't roses, but I wasn't nearly as frustrated. The FreeBSD Handbook more than anything else contributed to my overall satisfaction with the Operating System. With the help of the HandBook I was able to not only connect to my ISP, but share the connections with my wife's running windows 98. I had never been able to do that so simply before using Debian or RedHat.
I've found that the learning curve for FreeBSD is very linear and easy to pace as compared to Linux. I discover and remember things about FreeBSD naturally as opposed to having to write things down in order to remember them with Linux. As subjective as this might seem I feel differently using FreeBSD, the expected way to do things just seems to make sense.