Hi All!!!Hi, Denis,
I think that WinXP more popular and more easy than FreeBSD. People all over the world know what is Windows but don't know what is FreeBSD. More programs is written work on Windows.... Windows more comfortable in work with graph... If windows more popular and more program work on windows why do you use FreeBSD? I am beginner and I don't understand why a lot of people say that FreeBSD it's cool..... Why? What do you prefer FreeBSD or Windows??? This mailing list is dedicated to FreeBSD. I know that users of FreeBSD more than users of Windows.... Please try understand me correctly. Thanks for any answer!
English is more popular and easier than Russian. People around the world know English, but don't know Russian. English is more comfortable to work with vowel sounds. What do you speak? (Now, I'm kidding! Please don't take offense, and excuse my poor language skills, also!)
<The following is a generalization that is not intended to offend FreeBSD users, but to enlighten the OP.>
Hello again, Denis...
You are speaking like a *normal* person --- a person who wants to be "comfortable". We aren't that type.... :-)
We run FreeBSD because we are uber-geeks, under-geeks, geeks, geek-wannabes, and geeks-in-training. We are the epitome of J. Random Hacker (and he is us!), and that term has nothing to do with distributed DOS attacks against yahoo.com, or obtaining credit card numbers from badly coded e-commerce websites. If you want to know the kind of people we *might* be, check this document:
We run FreeBSD because we are passionate about computers and the code that runs on them. We prefer to work at something as long as necessary to get it *right*, and then do something else that we are passionate about. As someone said, "No 2 AM phone calls..." FreeBSD works, and works better than many operating systems.
We are tired of email-borne viruses, system lock-ups and the BSOD. We don't like to pay a day's salary (or a week's) for an operating system. We don't like the way that some people make their business decisions, and so we don't use their products unless there's a good reason. Sometimes there is, but often there is not. We *think* about our computing needs and choose appropriate tools, and generally FreeBSD is appropriate for what we desire.
We believe that intellectual property should benefit as much of mankind as cares to grasp it, and that other people like us will think so, too. Not that we want to give away all rights, but there's little point in people continually reinventing the wheel all over the world (hmm, ever noticed how many wheels coming from Washington, USA aren't quite round?)
I have clients all over the local area who go to work and deal with a computer "the best way they know how," and when it gets too hard for them to deal with, they call me. Computer use wasn't something they chose ... not really. They did it because everyone else was doing it. They don't care *how* it does it, they just wanna get it done and go home. And they don't wanna spend time *learning* how to do things, they just want to look at something and figure it out. So, they use another OS. Me, I don't care how long it takes or what I have to learn --- I like learning, and I don't intend to quit.
So, at the end of the day, who's better off? I've never lost a document because my FBSD box "crashed" while I was editing it. My FreeBSD boxes filter, accept, and deliver their email. My boxes help theirs find sites on the internet, keep their clocks set to UTC, host their websites, and firewall their LANs.
My boxes have uptimes of *months*. Tried that with Windows, under frequent, "normal" use?
I'm just different than *most* people.
Maybe that explains it ;-)
Kevin Kinsey DaleCo, S.P.
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