[buug] Hello, I'm new.
Bonkers the Evil Admin (Matt Bockman)
bonkers at thetechbox.com
Mon Aug 12 22:56:22 PDT 2002
Umm... Well... My friend says that the only operating system thats worth
installing for a server is FreeBSD. He's attached to it, yet he's never
installed or used any *nix-like OS's. He says Linux is a poor excuse for
a desktop, and that Unix is the only way to go. He wouldn't know though.
I think I want to make my own Linux (via LFS) and use that. Now that I
think of it, FreeBSD is Unix-Like, so is Linux. Which is most effective
for a server that hosts 1 email account and 1 website that gets 100 hits
a month? Oh, and I run SSH. I just wanna host a good server with a
perfect or almost perfect uptime, and I want it to be secure so I
protect its one user. heh.
>On Mon, 12 Aug 2002, Bonkers the Evil Admin (Matt Bockman) wrote:
>>I'm new to this UUG.... I've been wanting to get into a lot of Unix or
>>Linux based groups so I can learn lots. I'm in SDLUG and this, so I hope
>>to learn a lot. I host my own mandrake server which seems pathetic, I
>>want to change it to Unix, or change the Linux distro, I don't like RPMs
>RPMs are kludgy. good for package management, but not much more than that.
>Mandrake's not a bad version of linux, really. one of the better
>installers out there from what i understand. the more technical people
>seem to have a debate between Slackware and Debian.
>i tend to push people to either FreeBSD or OpenBSD, depending on what
>people want from the OS.
>>Anyway, I was just wondering what the main diffrences were between Unix
>UNIX is a trademark, held by someone on high. it's also a certification
>standard, which costs much money to gain.
>Linux is the kernel used in several UNIX clones. GNU/Linux is the
>UNIX-like toolset for handling the Linux Kernel.
>the various BSDs are UNIX-like OSs, built off of the BSD 4.4-Lite code.
>other than that, there's not much of a difference, except by flavour and
>project goals (for the Free OSs..) and intent by the company (for things
>like UNICOS, Solaris/SunOS, IRIX and such).
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