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Feature-Rich FreeBSD 10 Alpha Released

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  • security (Score:2, Insightful)

    by santax (1541065) on Sunday September 15, 2013 @12:01AM (#44853707)
    As much as I love freebsd I have stopped using it after their servers got 'served' with the use of 'legitimate' ssh keys. http://www.paritynews.com/2012/11/19/487/two-freebsd-project-servers-hacked/ [paritynews.com] Given that Freebsd never released a good audit report after that hack I can only be worried more. Add to that, we now that we know the NSA had access to the certs from diginotar and might had done or paid for the diginotar hack I think one might as well use windows. I hate to say it, but the complete codebase from freebsd needs to be checked. Again and again. Preferable with the help from openbsd.
  • by Dahamma (304068) on Sunday September 15, 2013 @12:10AM (#44853745)

    Everything you say is true. But are the Linux developers really all that different? There have been some epic flamewars on LKML and plenty of RTFM...

    The fact is OS developers are generally extremely smart, "self-confident" (I'll try not to say "egotistical" or "arrogant"), and possibly somewhat socially awkward/blunt. The only reason you don't get that from Windows and OSX is that MS and Apple hide their kernel developers away from public debate :)

  • Re:Hurrah? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by geek (5680) on Sunday September 15, 2013 @12:14AM (#44853753) Homepage

    OSX = BSD, so yeah, its been year of BSD on the desktop for about a decade.

  • by Dahamma (304068) on Sunday September 15, 2013 @01:07AM (#44853963)

    These people should not be answering questions from rank newbies.

    Yes, and there are ways of saying that to someone that are not condescending, rude, or just plain assholish.

    Though you know, some people in fact DO like helping others, even newbies (sometimes we call those "teachers", and sometimes they are just good people). But even if someone doesn't want to help, "please use XXX list for this question" is really not any harder to type than than "stupid question, stop posting here and RTFM".

  • by Osgeld (1900440) on Sunday September 15, 2013 @01:56AM (#44854165)

    and instead of politely pointing it out, you had to make yourself sound like a snotty condescending ass about it

    grats for proving the op's point

  • by epyT-R (613989) on Sunday September 15, 2013 @02:40AM (#44854315)

    computers are complex tools. The more operating systems try to hide that, the more dumb the users get.. it's a race to the bottom.

    This antipathy towards learning curves is a big part of today's society (the idiocracy). Not only do people abhor learning, their superiors refuse to give them the time necessary to do it... Thus we end up with desktop operating systems that work like tablets. Everyone now thinks all computers should work like smartphones, no matter what they need the machine for. Complex procedures do not work like they do in star trek. Deal with it.

    There are users like this with every os, not just linux.

    you fuck off.

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