Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Feb 2010 09:53 UTC, submitted by irbis
FreeBSD Why was it not FreeBSD but Linux that became the most popular open source Unix-like operating system? Richard Hillesley traces the history of FreeBSD and examines how FreeBSD, and Linux, their different cultures and preferred licenses affected the open source world. "The BSD hackers have an aphorism that speaks some truths, which says: 'BSD is what you get when a bunch of Unix hackers sit down to try to port a Unix system to the PC. Linux is what you get when a bunch of PC hackers sit down and try to write a Unix system for the PC.' This aphorism speaks of a difference in the cultures that is greater than the words contained within it."
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RE: nonsense
by bradley on Tue 23rd Feb 2010 11:01 UTC in reply to "nonsense"
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Nonsense written by Linux-zealots. The fact is: nobody in *BSD community really cares about Linux and you cannot beat quality with quantity. *BSD is for UNIX-lovers, Linux is for Windows-haters. That said I'm Slack user since the early 90s, it's the only Linux comparable with *BSD. The rest is just distro-Spam

I agree with you here as I'm also a longtime slacker since the 90's... I also have been running FreeBSD since the 90's - Here we are still at this age old comparison??? I've said it once in times passed, so I say it again... " WE HAVE TO GET THERE TOGETHER! "

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