[nycbug-talk] OT: Lost in the internet

Scott Robbins scottro at nyc.rr.com
Tue Jan 15 13:10:08 EST 2013

On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 11:44:33AM -0500, Mark Saad wrote:
> All
>  I happened on this fun to read pile of trash , fun to read alternate reality.
> http://phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?76481-FreeBSD-jails-are-insecure

I would keep in mind that phoronix, in the Linux community as well as
others, has a relatively poor reputation.  

Also, that with a user name like BSD sucks and dies, the poster probably
has some personal axe to grind.

There is (was?) a thread on the FreeBSD forums. Regrettably, some posters
are reacting by just insulting Linux--penguin feces, while somewhat
amusing, seems a bit like, Oh yeah?  Well, you're a bigger doody head. 

Just my opinion, of course, but the fact that both BSD and Linux, when
combined, are only a very small percentage when compared to Windows and
Apple users, and still have to try and find fault with each other, is
somewhat of a time waster. 

Of course, try to say that Ubuntu is a great distribution on a Fedora Linux
forum--even between the various distributions, there seems to be a great
deal of ill-will.  My own opinion is that the best way to deal with
something like this is not respond in kind, or even maturely in kind (that
is, penguin feces is a more mature insult than BSD sucks and dies, but
still an insult).

Again, just my opinion, and I'll freely admit I'm a wimp who likes to avoid
conflict, but it seems to me, looking at it, that getting into the insult
fest, even mildly, makes all participants look bad.

Scott Robbins
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