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Over several years of using Linux distros (Debian happens to be my fave) and BSDs for my primary computing, I've picked up the odd piece of useful info.

Re: Why the BSDs get no love

Posted 04-26-2010 at 11:43 AM by ofaring (Debian, This That and the Other)
Updated 04-26-2010 at 11:46 AM by ofaring

Re: Why the BSDs get no love
Date: December 14th, 2009
Author: Jack Wallen

(Written in style as a letter/comment to Jack in response to the article.)

While I enjoyed the well-written article, after reading it my first thought was, "Seriously, that's your take on BSD-land? You've missed the point." Not that I mean to attack. It takes all kinds to make the world go 'round. But rather than attempt to grab mass acceptance by removing...
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On Slackware and Unix Idealism

Posted 11-04-2009 at 07:30 PM by ofaring (Debian, This That and the Other)
Updated 11-04-2009 at 10:51 PM by ofaring
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My first foray into Linux was in 1997 when a cousin handed me a CD and said, "Go for it." Well, he didn't offer any help other than that, and being a Win95/3.1 user who had only begun to get into computers, that didn't fly. But after the release of Red Hat 6, I tried again. I got further in that, mostly because they were making an effort to make it installable for newbies who knew squat about Unix. Still, though, I quickly got discouraged by such lofty topics as printer setup and getting...
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