[UFO Chicago] Re: Brian's Conversion from FreeBSD to Debian and
Questions on X
ianb at colorstudy.com
Tue May 9 08:30:14 PDT 2006
Brian Sobolak wrote:
> Neil R. Ormos said:
>>Brian Sobolak wrote:
>>>I finally swtiched from FreeBSD to Linux
>>>full-time after five years.
>>What prompted this conversion?
> Good question. No longer can I say "to impres chicks".
> I think Linux on the desktop is better than FreeBSD. I also want to be able
> to run VMWare, which won't work on FreeBSD. It works on kernel modifications.
> The bit I've run of it so far surprises me. /etc is a total mess, and I'm
> sick of hearing about free vs Free vs Not-Free. I'm less interested in
> intellectually pure software than I am in software that works; FreeBSD imho
> placed a higher emphasis on working than what type of license is employed.
Similarly, /usr/local vs /usr annoys the heck out of me on FreeBSD. Why
do I care what the FreeBSD people think is "core"? /usr/local/bin/bash
does not amuse me. And where does *my* local stuff go if the base
operating system already takes a claim on /usr/local? Anyway...
nitpicking for everyone, hurrah!
Ian Bicking / ianb at colorstudy.com / http://blog.ianbicking.org
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