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."