[nycbug-talk] New to BSD (dont know which one to get)

Pete Wright pete
Tue Apr 6 11:16:08 EDT 2004

joshmccormack at travelersdiary.com wrote:

>On Mon, 5 Apr 2004, Isaac Levy wrote:
>>"What is BSD? If you ask a typical computer "expert," he or she is 
>>likely to reply (incorrectly!) that it is "an operating system." The 
>>correct answer, however, is more complex than that. BSD is -- among 
>>other things -- a culture, a philosophy, and a growing collection of 
>>software, most (though not all) of which is available for free and with 
>>source code."
>>That's my .02
>excellent point. And b/c it's a whole system, more even than a distro, you can really expect everything to work, but usually you seem to have to expect new features and capabilities to be added at a pace that might make even Debian fans impatient.

i'm not too sure about that, i guess it depends on what features you are 
looking for ;^)  CARP is a pretty new feature for openBSD, and I would 
not expect to see something like that in gnu/linux for some time.  and 
statefull firewalls is something that is also relativly new to gnu/linux 
as well.  i'm a big fan of the right tool for the right job, and 
fortunatly most of the BSD's have been the right tool at the right time 
for me ;)


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