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Just curious ...
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Just curious ...
- From: Madhusudan Singh <singh_(_dot_)_madhusudan_(_at_)_gmail_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 17:56:49 -0500
I am a long time linux user (RH, Debian, Slackware) just trying to get a new
machine (Dell Poweredge SC420) I installed OpenBSD 3.6 snapshot on, to boot
without freezing. I have not had a single helpful response (tried both this
mailing list and comp.unix.bsd.misc.openbsd) on that score for the past 24
hours (FreeBSD installed and ran ok on this machine, but I wanted to try out
OpenBSD). Had this occured with Linux, I would have received at least a few
responses by now. Maybe its got to with yesterday being Friday and that the
user base of OpenBSD is quite small :)
What I am a little curious about is the amount of antipathy towards *GPL,
FSF, and Linux community in the BSD community. Though by no means are such
sentiments universal, and good arguments may be made in some cases that BSD's
tend to be more secure than Linux (out of the box), I still wonder about the
real reason about the bad blood that seems to get into the discussion every
now and then. Does it have to do with the terms of the license or with the
perception that linux has been more successful in the marketplace in spite of
arguable superiority of BSD over Linux (depends on the pov) ?
I am *not* trying to start a flame war, just got curious about some comments
I saw on another thread here and and more generally, on the Usenet.
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