On Wednesday 05 September 2007 00:35:35 Ted Mittelstaedt wrote: > > -----Original Message----- > > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Michael Hauber > > Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2007 11:22 PM > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Subject: Sadly, my tinker-time has run out.... > > > > > > Hey, all... > > > > > > Because I've put so much time into getting this FreeBSD install > > where it is > > now (and because I favor the BSDs), I'm still a bit hesitant... > > Has anyone > > here had much experience with ubunu as a desktop? Negatives/positives? > > Different strokes for different folks. There's nothing to be > ashamed of for choosing a different OS because it fits your needs > better than FreeBSD. However there is a lot to be ashamed of if > your announcing this to the FreeBSD mailing list as a veiled > attempt to "spur" the FreeBSD developers to make FreeBSD more > ubuntu-like, or to trigger a flame war between ubuntu and FreeBSD > supporters. > > Your post to me kind of seems rather passive-agressive, your > praising and condemming FreeBSD at the same time, in the same > sentences. I can't figure out if your trying to flame-bait or > not, so I'll assume the best, that your not. > > Basically, dude, what you need to do is shit and get off the pot. > Every OS under the sun including Winblows is going to suck up > tinker-time. If you want a computer (or a happy wife I guess) > then you need to accept that and quit whining that you don't have > enough time. Here's a thought - unplug your TV set for a month > and I'll bet you get a lot more tinker time. > > Anyway, you need to load ubuntu and load windows and load debian, > and load red hat and so on and so on and make your own decision > as to which meets your needs. None of us here can read minds > and you haven't stated what your needs are - other than you want > more time, which as I explained is a mirage - there isn't going to > be more time freed up by replacing FreeBSD with something else, your > just going to spend the same time with a different set of problems - > so if you honest-to-god need more time, then give up something > in your life that is consuming time that you gain less from > than your computer. It could be anything from TV to your daily > commute, to smoking, to drinking beer, you name it, whatever. > > Ted
Flamer-bait, no. Lazy tv addict, no. Go back to windows, hell no. Have time, no. Trying to be negative about any BSD, absolutely not. I asked out of respect for this board, not out of frustration for FreeBSD or OpenBSD. The FreeBSD and OpenBSD will probably always be my favorites. Now... As to why I asked this board.... Who better to ask than folks that have some of the preferences? I needed something that I could take on the road without having to spend a lot of time upgrading/tweaking. Ubuntu is turning out to be fine for that. Giving something up... I did (for the time being), and I'll miss it. My overall response for all that bullshit you just wrote... Go find someone else to jerk off. Mike _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"