[ale] [OT]FreeBSD Resources

Geoffrey esoteric at 3times25.net
Wed Feb 25 10:13:28 EST 2004

Bjorn Dittmer-Roche wrote:

>>>>Bob Toxen <bob at verysecurelinux.com> wrote:
>>>>>For 99% of applications BSD has no advantages over Linux.
> If Bob really believed that they were the same 99% of the time, I don't
> think he would have said "Why?" in immediate response to the suggestion of
> using something other than Linux. I don't want to put words in his mouth
> -- only he can tell us what he meant -- but, intended or not, I think the
> implication is there that Linux is better than FreeBSD. As a fan of both
> OSes, I'd just like to know more about possible advantages and
> disadvantages in case, for example, I'm ever installing a firewall.

You are putting words in his mouth by making that statement.  If he had 
meant that Linux is better than he would have said something like:

For 99% of applications Linux is better than BSD.

He did not say that.

There's nothing wrong with asking for more information, as in where one 
is better than the other, but don't change the meaning of what he has 

Until later, Geoffrey                     Registered Linux User #108567
Building secure systems inspite of Microsoft

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