> On May 4, 2012, at 8:42 PM, Mike Meyer wrote:
>> On Fri, 04 May 2012 15:11:10 -0400
>> "Dieter BSD" <dieterbsd@engi...> wrote:
>>> *WHY* is Linux so much more popular than the BSDs?
>> My "newsbyte" answer is:
>> BSD is Unix for people who love quality software.
>> Linux is Unix for people who hate Microsoft.
> My favorite comparison-quote is from the former (x3) CEO of our company from way-way back (circa '95-'96):
> ``Linux is for Windows users that want to learn UNIX.
> FreeBSD is for UNIX users that want to use affordable hardware.''
(adding to the above)
Which I don't necessarily think accurately describes FreeBSD today; that quote was circa pre 1.0-R ("ref") to 2.x.
Today, FreeBSD works on some of the most powerful equipment in the world. Equipment where price is hardly an issue. We have a great many to thank for that.
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