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Hussein Baghdadi
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Hi.
http://www.forbes.com/intelligentinfrastructure/2005/06/16/linux-bsd-unix-cz_dl_0616theo.html
Gregg Bolinger
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That's funny.


and OpenBSD, the one De Raadt develops, which is best-known for its security features.


Well, of course he's going to think his OS is better. I also noticed that his reason for Linux being "terrible" is the reason that makes OpenSource software so great. Community driven. I also noticed he gave no technical reasons for it being so "terrible".

Smells of FUD to me.


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Ulf Dittmer
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Oh please. If Rich Wagoner trash-talked Toyota's cars, should he be taken seriously? I don't think so.


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Joe Ess
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This article isn't an indictment of Linux, it's about the Linux-OpenBSD rivalry:
"De Raadt makes a rival open source operating system called OpenBSD."
[Linus] Torvalds, via e-mail, says De Raadt is "difficult" and declined to comment further.


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nige norfolk
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He may or may not be right! I use Linux, not because I hate MS, but because I like it; I like the challenge of trying to make something work, I like the fact that if I don't want something in the OS, I can usually just take it out, and the whole system doesn't crash.
I wouldn't like to comment on BSD, I attempted to use it a couple of times, but couldn't even get it to install - I have never had a Linux distro fail to install (as long as the installation media was not damaged).
As far as Linux becoming more like windows, yes, some distros are. I don't think that is an entirely bad thing; We want Linux to become more popular, and it can only do this if it becomes more user friendly, but at the same time, it shouldn't lose any of the power/functionality that comes with it.
Yes, some of the programs/apps that are built for Linux, are less than perfect or incomplete, but then so are some of the programs/apps that are made for windows, as indeed is windows itself!
At the moment, I am using Kubuntu on my laptop, and dual booting XP and Slackware on my desktop, and just for he sake of it, I might try (re-)installing BSD as a virtual OS, just to see if it really is any good!
Freddy Wong
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He maybe a brilliant programmer, but his attitude doesn't seem to impress me and makes me want to switch to OpenBSD. I'll stick to Linux instead.


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Tim Holloway
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Forbes is just mad because they said that SCO had a legitimate case against Linux.

The main thing I read it for is to see their stock recommendations so I can invest in the opposite direction (which usually works). I wouldn't waste my time on it, but it's a gift from my father-in-law who thinks it's an investors magazine. To me it's always been more of a place where rich (or at least rich wannabe) conservatives congratulate each other on knowing what the world's "really" about. And keep score on who can afford the most toys.


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Jaffer Sadiq
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Hi Ulf Dittmer,

I dont understand why do you post about Rich Wagoner trash-talked Toyota's cars".....

Thanks,
Jaffer
Gregg Bolinger
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Originally posted by Jaffer Sadiq:
Hi Ulf Dittmer,

I dont understand why do you post about Rich Wagoner trash-talked Toyota's cars".....

Thanks,
Jaffer


Rich/Rick Wagoner.
 
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