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

joshmccormack at travelersdiary.com joshmccormack
Tue Apr 6 11:11:48 EDT 2004

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
> Rocket,
> .ike

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.


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