Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 25th Feb 2007 05:54 UTC, submitted by Valour
FreeBSD It's been a long road to recovery, but after years of mediocre releases, and months of delays in the development process, FreeBSD is finally back on its feet with 6.2-RELEASE. Though it is an excellent operating system, even this latest version offers few or no competitive advantages over Solaris or the other BSDs in a server role, and can never hope to compete with commercial GNU/Linux distributions for desktop computers. FreeBSD 6.2 is what FreeBSD 5.0 needed to be, and for those who have already switched to other operating systems, there are few or no compelling reasons to go back. More here.
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RE: Reply to _DoubleThink_
by macisaac on Sun 25th Feb 2007 16:35 UTC in reply to "Reply to _DoubleThink_"
macisaac
Member since:
2005-08-28

"6. FreeBSD community is much more civilized, in general. They don't require one to agree with them. Newcomers are treated with more respect. "

do you jest?... go to one of the regular irc channels for fbsd help and see what you get. I asked a question once, not a stupid one, about something to do with FBSD (which I was running or attempting to run at the time). I got told to f*ck off by one of the (I'm guessing) regulars and was promptly kicked off the channel by an admin.

and that's friendly? yeah, I know, every software community seems to have examples of the above (and no, not every fbsd channel is like that), but in general, the BSDs seem to attract a disproportionate share of the elitists and "everyone else sucks, but especially Linux users" type folk.

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RE[2]: Reply to _DoubleThink_
by dcwrwrfhndz on Sun 25th Feb 2007 17:22 in reply to "RE: Reply to _DoubleThink_"
dcwrwrfhndz Member since:
2006-05-26

This is not true.
Have a look at bsdforums.org for example.

Edited 2007-02-25 17:24

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RE[2]: Reply to _DoubleThink_
by Brandybuck on Mon 26th Feb 2007 04:26 in reply to "RE: Reply to _DoubleThink_"
Brandybuck Member since:
2006-08-27

Most IRC users are rude. Instead of blaming FreeBSD for the actions of a few of its users in an IRC channel, why don't you seek support from a more reliable source? Like the official mailing lists or a reputable forum?

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RE[3]: Reply to _DoubleThink_
by twenex on Tue 27th Feb 2007 05:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Reply to _DoubleThink_"
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

Instead of blaming FreeBSD for the actions of a few of its users in an IRC channel, why don't you seek support from a more reliable source? Like the official mailing lists or a reputable forum?

I don't know about FreeBSD, but I've seen people be pretty rude on the OpenBSD mailinglists. Actually, I've seen people be rude on the FBSD ones, too, but cf. the rudeness on the OBSD ones, those users were positively sycophantic.

No doubt if he's reading this and cottons on to whom I'm on about, the user I have in mind will disagree, but if someone asks why something is not the same as Linux, should he really be told to "f--k off and use Linux" if he wants a feature that's in Linux but not currently in the BSD's? Because to me, that sounds like sour grapes.

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