Linux???? is it real

From: Hotze <>
Date: Mon Jan 5 06:50:36 1998

Well, if anyone wants it I can ship my FreeBSD 2.2.5 CD which I got a part
of a misorder. Because I got it for free, I'll charge whatever shipping
costs. Actually, I just am finishing installing my first Linux (Unix too!)
system on my 200MHz "Demon" (for Linux), but I need to contact the tech
support guies because they orginazied the CD so _at_%^# poorly. It's Debian,
and the install was slicker than ANY other OS that I've installed, from
billg's DOS 2.0 to Windows 95. Also, I feel like I've got the POWER
pre-installed, not something that you need to spend about 5 or 6 months
looking for. Plus my Debian package came with browsers, server software
(Apache included, along with the Cern servers, NCSA servers, etc.), and
almost any X-Window look you can imagine, from the NeXT style to Mac to Win
95. Well, if I ever get to an area of the planet with unlimited access time
measured in items smaller than tens of thousands of bucks for a modem, I
think that I'll see what I can do.
    Well, contact me if you want FreeBSD (anyone),

Tim D. Hotze
-----Original Message-----
From: Zane H. Healy <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Monday, January 05, 1998 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: Linux???? is it real

>>PS: Sheesh the FreeBSD people are always jumping around saying, "Can't
>>get Linux to work? Try FreeBSD!"
>>Linux only has a few stable kernels and Slackware uses them.
>Heh, you know my answer for the BSD people, which BSD? Let's see; FreeBSD,
>OpenBSD, NetBSD, 386BSD, BSD/OS, BSD Lite, I don't know what else is there.
>Personally I've got a Hard Drive with OPENSTEP, that's the only BSD system
>I'm currently running. At least Linux development is pretty much
>controlled chaos, BSD on the other had seems to be to simply be chaos.
>Yes, I know that there are quite a few different Linux distributions, but
>they all run the same kernal and to a great extent the same software.
>Linux has two types of kernals, production and development. If you want
>stable use production, if you want "Bleeding Edge" use development. My
>Linux fileserver has been running for over 15 months with the same software
>install, without a crash.
>Seriously the question you need to ask yourself when deciding which to use
>is if you want a UNIX System V based system, or a BSD 4.3/4.4 based system.
>If you want SysV go with Linux, if you want BSD then chose your poison,
>personally I'd recommend FreeBSD for the Intel architecture, OpenBSD for
>anything else.
>Realistically the two are basically the same, on the topic of documentation
>is about the only real difference. You can find a ton of books specific to
>Linux, as far as I know the only BSD 4.4 specific books are the Berkley
>docs that Linux printed.
>I find OpenBSD of intrest because it's purpose is to be multiplatform,
>however, I think the total USENET traffic for it is less than
>I've got to agree with the comment that Linux is great for running
>emulators. I'm still looking for a PDP-11 of my own, but in the mean time
>I can play with the PDP-11 emulator under Linux and run stuff like RT-11 or
>Version 5 UNIX.
> Zane
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