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Old 01-21-2015, 11:21 AM   #1
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*BSD Advocacy


A place to post your BSD advocacy, whether it be personal, links to articles, etc.

Here's a couple to start with:

http://www.lounge.se/wiki2/show/WhyOpenBSD
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-...linux-and-bsd/
https://www.over-yonder.net/~fullerm...s/bsd4linux/01
 
Old 01-21-2015, 11:55 AM   #2
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Hahaha... "2015: The Year of the OpenBSD Desktop"

http://zacbrown.org/2015/01/18/openb...a-desktop.html
 
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Why I use NetBSD:

http://www.luke.maurits.id.au/writin...se-netbsd.html
 
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"Because it works for me."
 
Old 03-04-2015, 09:04 AM   #5
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OpenBSD is very comfortable and familiar like Slackware; it feels like home.
 
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s/OpenBSD/FreeBSD/g > Took the words right out of my mouth! Feels like home to me!
 
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A place to post your BSD advocacy
Using the word advocacy frightens me. It conjures an image of people proselytising BSD, people notice, they decide to try it, and the same thing happens to BSD that happened to Linux.

But then, I always think of the worst scenarios first. That is the danger of being a cynic.
 
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^ I hear that. It's kinda like when Californians move here to Oregon, because California is mostly ruined, and then they proceed to try to implement the things here that ruined California! We need to reinstitute the Oregon Border Patrol.

Check this reddit thread.
 
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Using the word advocacy frightens me. It conjures an image of people proselytising BSD, people notice, they decide to try it, and the same thing happens to BSD that happened to Linux.

But then, I always think of the worst scenarios first. That is the danger of being a cynic.
Yeah, the term advocacy *could* be used as a rallying cry for zealots, but, I took it to mean "let us celebrate what we enjoy and appreciate about the BSDs." Your point is very apt, Draco! There are zealots in all camps.
 
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Gnome 3.16 on OpenBSD 5.7 (release is next month):

https://www.bsdfrog.org/tmp/gnome316.webm

Almost makes me want to run G3, but I think I'll go with xfce 4.12.
 
Old 04-12-2015, 09:21 AM   #11
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I left Gnome/KDE a looong time ago!

Usually I use a WM such as Fluxbox, but if I want something heavier, (or for someone new to F.O.S.S.), then it's XFCE, without a doubt.
 
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Almost makes me want to run G3, but I think I'll go with xfce 4.12.
That does sound inviting, but, I will also stick with XFCE for OpenBSD 5.7.
 
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My switch to OpenBSD, first impressions:

http://blog.greduan.com/2015-04-19-mstobfi.html
 
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OpenBSD had been my ambition since I first tried it a long time ago, before I had broadband, & now with there being pendrive install images, it has become a reality for me.

Previously I had used FreeBSD (& GhostBSD), (also tried using PCBSD, but somehow it just didn't suit me), & a few looks at NetBSD.

(P.S. Thanks for the nixers.net link in your blog.)
 
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This website features people that run BSD as their primary OS:

https://runbsd.info/
 
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