[Novalug] Which linux to install??
rnspayne at the-paynes.com
Wed Nov 22 11:59:31 EST 2006
PS - Happy Thanksgiving, all!
On Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 02:58:50AM -0500, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd wrote:
> Tom Rhodes wrote:
> >On Sun, 19 Nov 2006 20:11:27 -0500
> >James Ewing Cottrell 3rd <JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET> wrote:
> >>You know SunOS was a nice system too. But you won't learn anything if
> >>you don't keep up with modern systems.
> >Yes, but they gave us the vnode.
> Nobody cares about vnodes. they are just internal abstractions for
> plugging in differenft filesystems below the inode layer.
> > And BSD gave us usr/bin and
> >usr/sbin for better separation of utilities.
> BULL! That has been in Linux since the beginning!
> >>>Personally I use gentoo on my desktops and slack/gentoo/debian/openbsd
> >>>on my servers.
> >>BSD is a dead-end too. While 4.3BSD was at one time The Standard, 4.4BSD
> >>gratuitously changed the man pages, make, and several other stuff.
> >>Their insistence on creating disk slices inside partitions is annoying
> >I'm really not sure about this. I'm not sure I agree about it
> >being the standard at one point.
> It was the Standard system that was worth anything. BSD added the TCP/IP
> stack to UNIX under a contract for the Department of Energy. AT&T's
> System II was an abomination, as were all System V releases til System V
> Release 4. All the interesting companies were BSD based. All the System
> V ones were pathetic by comparison.
> >t was a nice improvement to
> >the original UNIX via the "add on collection" but seemed to have
> >a large split between the users of BSD and original UNIX from Bell
> No. BSD was based on the UNIX 32V port don't at Bell Labs. The Reseach
> Linux, the ones that Our Heroes ran (DMR et all) that became the 8th,
> 9th, and 10 Edition, were 4.1BSD based. The people that developed System
> III and V were not the sharpest knives in the drawer.
> >>Finally, Get With The Program and put ISOs up on the mirrors! Don't make
> >>me work that hard just to install the system.
> Go to the OpenBSD site. Look for an ISO. You won't find it. You have to
> build one yourself. Or buy one.
> >Is this still an issue? I thought we fixed this two years ago,
> >are some mirrors not following suit?
> If I missed it, send me the link. And pardon me.
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