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Why the Linux World Should Embrace the BSDs

May 04, 2008, 04:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lake)

"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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