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I killed Debian, installed an unbootable Ubuntu, now I'm running FreeBSD 8.0 with GNOME

Mar 24, 2010, 14:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven Rosenberg)

"I was listening to Dru Lavigne's talk on BSD for Linux users (from SCALE I believe).

"I first met Dru at SCALE 8x - that was last year's show; I didn't go this year. I've just been working too much, dropped my print column last October, and I've been running Debian Lenny since December and haven't been in the distro hunt and done little but complain about Xorg sucking the very soul from anybody using Intel video chips that haven't been made in the past year or so. (I have three such laptops, and the damage done by Xorg to uptake of X-based GUI-using operating systems among those with "older" Intel video-equipped laptops must be staggeringly high.)

"Anyhow, Dru is a tremendously gifted writer whose O'Reilly columns in the early 2000s and her subsequent book "The Best of FreeBSD Basics" has been a great help to me. Not so ironically, Dru along with fellow BSD writer Michael W. Lucas are two of the best out there at explaining Unix to the thick-of-head such as myself. Even if you don't use BSD, both books offer a lot of insight into how to run any Unix-like operating system - even Linux."

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