Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 17:17 UTC, submitted by Oliver
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "In this article, I'll compare Ubuntu 7.04 with the upcoming release of PC-BSD 1.4. Having used both operating systems extensively, PC-BSD is the one I recommend and the one I install in desktop environments. If you've used Ubuntu before, but haven't tried PC-BSD, give it a try. The increase in responsiveness (i.e., everything seems to just run faster) and ease-of-use will surprise you."
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As for her conclusion..
by Simon Gray on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 19:23 UTC
Simon Gray
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2006-06-04

Dru Lavigne is a network and systems administrator, IT instructor, author and international speaker. She has over a decade of experience administering and teaching Netware, Microsoft, Cisco, Checkpoint, SCO, Solaris, Linux, and BSD systems. A prolific author, she pens the popular FreeBSD Basics column for O'Reilly and is author of BSD Hacks and The Best of FreeBSD Basics.


I'm not saying the author is wrong, but after reading that blob and noticing the article basically reads like a PC-BSD advertisement, I'm certainly sceptic. She obviously has an interesting in guiding people to BSD distros.

That said, I'm gonna try PC-BSD out some time just for their Windows-like installers to see if that system even works for Linux.

Edited 2007-08-23 19:24

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RE: As for her conclusion..
by Core Duo on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 19:30 in reply to "As for her conclusion.."
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2007-06-24

You advertise what you like. Who doesn't recommend what they're happy with? Makes sense.

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RE: As for her conclusion..
by Oliver on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 19:59 in reply to "As for her conclusion.."
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

Well, that's true - but furthermore she is a teacher and uses different operating systems all day long. FreeBSD is just her primary operating system. But there is no lack of knowledge toward the other systems.

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RE: As for her conclusion..
by Soulbender on Fri 24th Aug 2007 03:27 in reply to "As for her conclusion.."
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2005-08-18

She obviously has an interesting in guiding people to BSD distros.


You mean she is biased just like everyone else who writes articles and comparisons on operating systems?

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RE[2]: As for her conclusion..
by blixel on Fri 24th Aug 2007 05:12 in reply to "RE: As for her conclusion.."
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2005-07-06

You mean she is biased just like everyone else who writes articles and comparisons on operating systems?

I think he means that in addition to the usual bias that you'd expect from someone writing an article, this particular person also has book deals. (i.e. BSD is great - blah, blah, blah. Oh, and by the way - buy my BSD books. *cha-ching*)

Edited 2007-08-24 05:13

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