Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Aug 2005 20:15 UTC, submitted by SQwerl
FreeBSD "The objective of this whitepaper is to explain some of the features and benefits provided by FreeBSD, and where applicable, compare those features to Linux. This paper provides a starting point for those interested in exploring open source alternatives to Linux."
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RE: Didn't read TFA, but...
by JMcCarthy on Fri 12th Aug 2005 00:52 UTC in reply to "Didn't read TFA, but..."
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2005-08-12

There are several things wrong with your arguement.

# 1: You complain about lack of binaries for Java, but then you go off and recommend Gentoo, wtf? If you're going to do that then you can just use ports to install a JRE/JDK instead of portage.

# 2: If the *BSD users / developers thought they were being shafted they'd switch licences. Luickly then don't care. The licence is free in the sense that -everyone- can use it. If you want to cry yourself to sleep at night re-licence the code under the GPL. You have the real "freedom" to.

# 3: Have you ever heard of a wonder and magical thing called Linux Binary Compatibility?

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RE[2]: Didn't read TFA, but...
by on Fri 12th Aug 2005 01:06 in reply to "RE: Didn't read TFA, but..."
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# 1: I recommend gentoo because it builds a complete system without gaping dependency holes. Newsflash: Sun's JDK/JRE is a complete environment for running java code. You can install their binary build on a "from source" distro and not suffer ill effects (ill effects constrained only to the binary). At least not any more ill than running something written in java...
I also use binary ATI drivers within gentoo. I wonder why that is. Maybe its because the SOURCE CODE ISN'T PROVIDED. Try getting ATI+opengl accel in BSD.

# 2: You said it yourself, the developers don't care. I consider the developers as noble as saints. They are giving their sweat and blood away for nothing. Too bad big developer companies like Apple and Sun aren't giving what they get else FreeBSD would be superior.
*Imagine... Sun and Apple submitting their code back to BSD...*
Why re-license something free? The GPL isn't free... it is limited and that's why I stated that in a perfect world we wouldn't need a GPL. The GPL protects developers from greedy corporations, like M$. Without the GPL, what exactly would GNU/Linux be? Deader than BeOS.

# 3: Yes I have, and it sucks. The ports are less broken than that.

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RE[2]: Didn't read TFA, but...
by adiwibowo on Fri 12th Aug 2005 01:44 in reply to "RE: Didn't read TFA, but..."
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2005-07-15

# 3: Have you ever heard of a wonder and magical thing called Linux Binary Compatibility?

Well, I have nothing against FreeBSD.

But, I will not run production server on binary compatibility. For entertainment or just want to try something it's okay, but for serious purposes, I won't, no matter how everybody told me that it is faster.

In this area Linux has better and larger support from companies (oracle, java).

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