Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Jan 2011 22:04 UTC
Xfce When we reported on the release of Xfce 4.8, we ignored a statement inside the release announcement about the lack of new features coming to the BSD world. The statement was a bit disconnected from the rest of the press release, but Xfce developer Jannis Pohlmann has published a blog post giving a few more details about the issue.
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nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

Actually I retract my statement, most BSD admins are likely using XP and ssh.

Most BSD servers exist inside corps and are accessed remotely.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Most Windows Server admins probably use Ubuntu and rdesktop.

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

I use Debian or Ubuntu with rdesktop. Do I win a prize?

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

I am but one admin but personally, I used a VM with Debian on it before having a notebook issued. The notebook is win7/Debian booted into Debian 95% of the time. I'd suggest that any BSD or Linux admins who have the choice are using BSD or Linux on a local machine or VM when doing any heavy work with console managed servers.

Sure, one can use Putty and filezilla or WinSCP but it's like running a race on crutches; you're constantly aware of functionality lacking from a natural interface like native SSH and Rsync.

(Just to interject one real life example. Now we return you to your regularly scheduled nerd slap fight.)

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

I'm not actually trying to start a nerd fight, just pointing out that there is some truth in what the parent said.

In all fairness it is due to corporate policy, not choice.

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telns Member since:
2009-06-18

I'm the other way around.

When I am developing, I prefer to use the same OS, even if I technically could get by using something else.

For server admin though, I prefer to use W7 with putty, winscp, vnc, remote X, etc.

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