Propoganda - BSD

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  1. Propoganda

    From 'FreeBSD Unleashed' by M. Urban & B. Tiemann, SAMS Publishing ISBN
    0672328755, pp 431-432.
    "The Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) system is a GNU-licensed packager
    that runs on many systems, including FreeBSD. It's popularity was a
    large part of what pushed Red Hat to the top of the Linux distributions,
    edging out the previous favorite, Slackware, which is now all but
    forgotten - which should illustrate well how important a good packaging
    system can be."

    Contrast with
    http://distrowatch.com/index.php?dataspan=2002
    Slackware rated 7th on page hit ranking, FreeBSD not in top 96
    http://distrowatch.com/index.php?dataspan=2003
    Slackware rated 8th on page hit ranking, FreeBSD not in top 96
    http://distrowatch.com/index.php?dataspan=2004
    Slackware rated 8th on page hit ranking, FreeBSD 15th
    http://distrowatch.com/index.php?dataspan=2005
    Slackware rated 10th on page hit ranking, FreeBSD 11th
    http://distrowatch.com/index.php?dataspan=52
    Slackware rated 9th on page hit ranking, FreeBSD 11th
    (although who know how accurate these figures really are).



  2. Re: Propoganda



    On Nov 30, 1:08 am, "anon" wrote:
    > From 'FreeBSD Unleashed' by M. Urban & B. Tiemann, SAMS Publishing ISBN
    > 0672328755, pp 431-432.
    > "The Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) system is a GNU-licensed packager


    Yes, Linux is more popular than FreeBSD. Well spotted !
    And, you might not believe it, MS Windows are even more popular.

    DG


  3. Re: Propoganda

    On Thu, 30 Nov 2006, in the Usenet newsgroup comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.misc, in
    article , anon wrote:

    >From 'FreeBSD Unleashed' by M. Urban & B. Tiemann, SAMS Publishing ISBN
    >0672328755, pp 431-432.
    >"The Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) system is a GNU-licensed packager
    >that runs on many systems, including FreeBSD. It's popularity was a
    >large part of what pushed Red Hat to the top of the Linux distributions,
    >edging out the previous favorite, Slackware, which is now all but
    >forgotten - which should illustrate well how important a good packaging
    >system can be."


    While rpm is a nice application (and but one of several package managers
    used in Linux), there are other substantial differences between the
    "popular" (read that as "windoze luser friendly") distributions and the
    more geeky Slackware (and Gentoo, and others). One _major_ difference is
    the so-called "helper tools" available to help the typical clueless id10t
    trying to use a "popular" distribution - especially in the administrative
    areas. With something like Slackware, you actually have to use a text
    editor. You have to read man pages. That isn't windoze luser friendly.

    >Contrast with
    >http://distrowatch.com/index.php?dataspan=2002


    [page hit counts]

    >(although who know how accurate these figures really are).


    That's nice, but what it your point?

    Old guy

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