[UFO Chicago] Re: Brian's Conversion from FreeBSD to Debian
and Questions on X
jordanb at hafd.org
jordanb at hafd.org
Tue May 9 11:58:59 PDT 2006
Brian Sobolak said:
> Ian Bicking wrote:
>> 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
>>> to run VMWare, which won't work on FreeBSD. It works on kernel
>>> The bit I've run of it so far surprises me. /etc is a total mess, and
>>> 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
>>> placed a higher emphasis on working than what type of license is
>> 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.
> what about /bin vs /usr/bin?
> /usr is pretty much only stuff put there at install time. It's the stuff
> needed to run the OS, for the most part.
> /usr/local is anything that comes after, as selected by the user.
>> And where does *my* local stuff go if the base
>> operating system already takes a claim on /usr/local?
> As for your stuff, you add it to /usr/local/ or of course, /opt.
>> nitpicking for everyone, hurrah!
> It's been awhile since we've had any decent flammage here, anyway.
> I think the thing that made me lose it, sort of, wasn't Linux's fault. I
> wanted to add a user to sudoer; I saw a section of the sudoers man page
> that said "Don't despair what it is; EBNF is fairly simple." What if you
> do know what it is and still feel despair?
> At least I haven't been told "This man page is no longer kept up to date;
> the latest documentation is maintained as an info page." Ugh. info.
> Brian Sobolak
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