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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.
Thoughts, my own.I like looking into how and/or why things work.
(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...
I'm writing this because when I read over my previous rant, it struck me as too harsh and reactionary. I won't take it down, because I believe it illustrates a valid point, but I need to add clarification.
This subject interests me because I've always believed that it's better to learn why the formula works than to just memorise the formula. Back a couple of years when I was in high school, I worked much harder at sciences than mathematics. Consequently, I got to the point...
I am using a Linux distro: Debian. I enjoy it, a lot. I love the flexibility of the system, and when I need info, I find it. How? By searching and taking the time to educate myself. But masses of the questions asked on this forum are idiotic and unnecessary. I can't imagine what it must be like for those individuals who've been using Linux since the early days. I know that there are users on this forum who are intelligent, rational people. I also know that some of them prefer one BSD edition or...
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...
Here we go. I don't know how much I have to offer, but I enjoy writing and tinkering with operating systems. I tend to do a lot of research when I hit problems, and having learned not to reinvent the wheel, I also write my solutions down. I try to keep them succinct and to the point, but I have fun writing them as well. Hopefully I will find the time to consistently put these solutions here, and hopefully they will actually be useful.