[nycbug-talk] "every bit as good as Linux"

Josh McCormack joshmccormack
Tue Sep 21 00:10:43 EDT 2004

The author's signature, or whatever that's called in the magazine biz 
is: "eWEEK.com Senior Editor Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has been using 
and writing about operating systems since the late '80s and thinks he 
may just have learned something about them along the way." Hmmm... there 
might be some who'd beg to differ.

I've let my free subscriptions to all those industry magazines lapse. 
What a waste of time. I don't think this guy has ever used different 
distros and tried to get anything to work, or even realized that not 
everyone uses RPM, or that RPMs might only work with a particular distro.


michael wrote:

> Linux Standard Base Is Exactly What Platform Needs
> By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
> September 15, 2004 
> "Take, for example, the open-source BSD operating systems: FreeBSD,
> OpenBSD and NetBSD. They're all good. You can argue, as I have, that in
> some ways they're every bit as good as Linux, if not better.
> Then why aren't more people running them? Why do we have a Linux
> Magazine but not a BSD Magazine? Well, it's simple, there are three of
> them. "
> Say What!?!  Yea, really... read the rest:
> http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1646495,00.asp

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