jmhet42 said:This is not important, but it got me wondering...
Why is it so easy (and common) to start a huge fight just by comparing distros in Linux?
Why do *BSD users not seem to bother with all that?
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Pushrod said:I would probably use Linux if there was such a thing as a Linux OS. So far, all I see is "distros" which is just the result of a couple of people and their opinion. FreeBSD is an actual OS.
This thread is full of arrogant bullshit.
Just had to be said.
randux said:I don't think any of the major BSD or any of the very few "pure" Linux distros are any better or worse than each other, it's just a matter of taste.
Pushrod said:multiple Linux machines each with a different distro all which are very out of date, and then a ton of Windows machines.
hitest said:Having a number of out-of-date Linux machines isn't the fault of Linux. Your IT department isn't updating distros or applying security fixes to your Linux boxes.
Pushrod said:That is definitely true. In this case, it's because we don't actually have an IT dept. I do what I can but I don't often find the time to learn the differences in updating the machines.
Pushrod said:I disagree. I think that there are plenty of technical reasons to favour one OS over another. In fact, taste is just a nuisance.
Pushrod said:Taste is why we have a Mac server at work that does nothing but host a 200MB svn repo, multiple Linux machines each with a different distro all which are very out of date, and then a ton of Windows machines.
Pushrod said:If an OS came around that was significantly better for my needs than FreeBSD, I would drop FreeBSD as fast as I could and migrate to the new OS. I choose OSes by how useful they are to me and nothing else.
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Dividing people to only 4 categories, for example :e Silent productivity xDgilinko said:To my knowledge most of the loud-mouth morons(yep I call them morons) exists in the "Normal" category, and they are loud mostly due to ignorance. So I just sit back, tune them out and do something productive insted
Daisuke_Aramaki said:Use something that works for you - This is my philosophy. It could be Windows, BSD, Linux or whatever it is. And yeah, I tend to agree with Carpetsmoker, linux users are the ones who resort to petty fights in discussing distro superiority.
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DutchDaemon said:Theo is at war with everyone .. that's why OpenBSD exists ..
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lumiwa said:I am not in the war and I don't care which OS people use but if you remember an interview with Theo de Raadt
you will see that are not just Linux users "in the war".
Daisuke_Aramaki said:I hang out a lot in various linux forums, and of late the recurring theme has been try arch, echo arch is the best, and all that type of crap. I also encounter some kids who claim they are geeks because they use arch and the rest are n00bs (i know a couple of grandpa's who lived unix for so many years, and now use ubuntu just as a matter of choice, and so they are n00bs now? Gimme a break!). Have you ever wondered why the word geek is abused so much these days? Use some *nix distro and then you are a geek automatically! Please!
In addition, one of the oft repeated comments made by a linux user about a certain distro's superiority over the other is that it uses BSD style init scripts! This just cracks me up.