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Why the Linux World Should Embrace the BSDs

May 04, 2008, 04:00 (10 Talkback[s])
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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"There are some in this world who believe that Linux is the king of all operating systems. In some ways I agree with them because Linux certainly is a big player in the server world. It may lack in market share in the the desktop sector, but that doesn't mean it's a lesser operating system. The GPL has been instrumental in this as Linux has grown, starting with a simple, barely functional kernel, and slowly, patiently evolving into the giant it is today.

"But that's not to say that Linux is perfect either. In some ways, Linux reminds me of a hand grenade in a china shop. Lots of bang, lots of flash, but when the dust settles, it's all just one big shattered mess..."

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