On Wed, 1 Jul 2009 18:58:15 -0400, Daniel Underwood <djuatde...@gmail.com> wrote: > QUESTION: Of the various modern Linux distributions, which do you > prefer? and why?
Actually, I'm not a Linux user. But Linux was my first step into using UNIX on a x86 PC. More than 10 years ago, I started with Slackware Linux, and with the rise of FreeBSD 4.0, I did abandon it. "Modern" Linux distributions don't appeal very much to me, because they are messy: Missing manpages, partially ununderstandable file system hierarchy layout, untidy source code. Ah yes, and I need a very modern PC to run them. No thanks, not my party. That's why I can't tell about them, because I've not used them. The only thing that I observed when playing around with SuSE live CDs was that the Gnome version of their Linux had a much better internationalisation than the KDE version. Set language to "German", and Gnome gives german text and messages most of the time, nearly everywhere. KDE cannot do that. It even gives english error messages. This is what scares Germans who want to try Linux. They cannot stand such complicated computer thingies. :-) > I'm very interested to see the spread of opinion about Linux > distributions from FreeBSD fans. Why? And an addition: I'm not a "FreeBSD fan", I'm a FreeBSD user. I am using it because it serves my needs best, and I am nearly exclusively using it (along with Solaris). -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"