This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
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".
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.
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!
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.
Customer surveys are for companies who didn't pay proper attention to begin with.