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Re: Just curious ...
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Just curious ...
- From: Stephen Marley <stephen_(_dot_)_marley_(_at_)_catwoman_(_dot_)_cl-is_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 01:52:32 +0000
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
On Sat, Feb 26, 2005 at 05:56:49PM -0500, Madhusudan Singh wrote:
> 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.
I don't care for advocacy arguments. I like Linux; I even like Windows;
but OpenBSD is my preferred OS for network appliances and server work. I
doubt you'll be all that impressed if you're just playing around.
If you want help you need to help yourself first. Check the FAQ and
mailing list archives. Post a dmesg regarding your original problem and
I'm sure you'll get a better response. The fact that the installation
kernel worked OK means there will be something you can switch off to get
the installed system to boot.
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