Debian vs FreeBSD (was Re: Re: [buug] cockroaches and kernel build)
rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Aug 7 23:26:10 PDT 2002
Quoting Brian Sobolak (sobolak at myrealbox.com):
> I never advanced to Debian....
If you ever get curious, here are some tips:
http://linuxmafia.com/debian/tips Warning: Extreme clutter.
File is best read more-or-less from the bottom up, as it's grown
over the years in that direction. Thus, more-current stuff is towards
> ...but I did try all the commercial Linuxes before getting worn out.
Given that one can buy Debian CDs and bundles from any number of places,
Debian is by definition a commercial item (being the subject of
commerce): You may have meant [partially] proprietary.
Or perhaps you mean non-publicly-redistributable: There are some
distributions that contain components one may not legally redistribute,
and are thus available only in retail boxed sets.
The problem of classifying Debian as "non-commercial" (aside from the
definitional matter) is that it leads people to think it cannot be used
in business, or isn't solidly made, or some such.
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