BSD Community vs Linux Community

Another interesting post from Penguin Pete: “The BSD Community Compared to the Linux Community”:

“I’ll tell you the number one thing right off that I like better about BSD than Linux: the peace and quiet.

An amazing experience occurred when I began to run BSD. It was a Jedi event. I was jolted by something that suddenly stopped when I started BSD, something I hadn’t been aware of until it was gone. I experienced a great calming in The Force; as if a million screaming voices suddenly shut up!

Here is the story of two free Unix systems. BSD, at this time, is about twice Linux’s age. Many of the same programs will run on both. Much of the same kind of person who likes one should like the other. Yet on Linux’s side of the fence, there is this massive war going on; while on BSD’s side, you can step out on your porch at night and hear nothing but crickets.

Nobody is preaching that BSD has to do this, this, and this to suit some agenda.

Nobody is threatening to tar and feather the BSD users for being elitists.

Microsoft isn’t shaking any clubs at BSD and threatening to sue it for millions of patent violations.

Nobody is snapping up BSD distros in patent-protection racket deals.

Pundits are not shrieking about what BSD has to do to “make it on the desktop”.

Nobody’s threatening to blackball me out of the community if I don’t give them all my money to advertise BSD with.

Nobody’s gaming Distrowatch to try to get BSD distro A ranked above BSD distro B.

Nobody is wringing their hands about how to dumb BSD down, make it suitable for idiots, or turn it into I-Cant-Believe-Its-Not-Windows.

SCO isn’t suing over BSD.

Amazing, isn’t it?

Carry on reading here

5 thoughts on “BSD Community vs Linux Community

  1. Arab says:

    Very interesting, and FreeBSD 7.0 is going to be amazing too, it has many features ported from OpenBSD as well.

    Thank you,

    -Arab

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