[nycbug-talk] TERRORISTS WIN!

G. Rosamond george
Sun Nov 14 12:54:13 EST 2004

On Nov 14, 2004, at 10:52 AM, alex at pilosoft.com wrote:

> On Sun, 14 Nov 2004 mlists at bizintegrators.com wrote:
>>> I stopped by a store called Maxima today, which is sort of like a
>>> Wal-Mart plus grocer.  On the magazine rack there is a magazine 
>>> called
>>> HAKERIS with a huge FreeBSD daemon on it, that says TERRORISTS WIN! 
>>> on
>>> the cover.  It also says BSD ISTORIJA and SAUGESNIS FREEBSD.  I have
>>> no
>> BSD ISTORIJA sounds like BSD History.
>> From a long-back research (mid 90s), IRC wars, and talking / working
>> with friends from that part of the world, it seems that the most 
>> popular
>> UNIX-like system, by far, in ex-USSR is (and was) BSD, and out of 
>> those,
>> FreeBSD (also by far). I've almost never ever came across anything 
>> else,
>> even Linux.
> Ehh, not quite. While BSD/Linux ratio there is definitely higher than
> here, I'd say its 1:1 at best ;)
> As far as popular OSes, OS/2 for whatever reason had a huge following 
> back
> in .su

I have been to eastern Europe four times now. . . and I always make an 
attempt to hit the magazine stores and notice the high proportion of 
Linux/Open Source magazines to Windows ones. . . but not much no 
explicit signs of the BSDs.

Although there are other signs. . . that FBSD security checklist I did 
years back got heavy traffic from eastern Europe and Russia, including 
Russian and Ukrainian translations  And even the NYC*BUG site gets a 
good amount of hits from that region. . .

I know lots of people in Poland, but few are in technology, so I can't 
deduce anything from that unscientific survey.

So, what does "SAUGESNIS" mean?


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