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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.
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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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Zero Reply Threads: Addendum

Posted 12-31-2009 at 02:32 PM by ofaring (Debian, This That and the Other)

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...
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Zero Reply Threads: Rant

Posted 12-25-2009 at 07:43 PM by ofaring (Debian, This That and the Other)

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...
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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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Intro

Posted 04-08-2009 at 03:15 PM by ofaring (Debian, This That and the Other)
Updated 12-01-2009 at 10:25 PM by ofaring
Tags 2009, mssg

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.
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