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OS's as characters

2007-10-17 13:02:35.255001+00 by meuon 7 comments

The OS's as characters - just a funny pic of the day, if you are just a little geeky.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-17 13:28:22.8545+00 by: JT

Nonsense, I've worked with Sun... it has less boobies and more cloven hooves.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-17 14:04:30.27575+00 by: Dan Lyke

For about a decade I've thought of Sun as something that initially looked really attractive, but when you actually tried to get it to work couldn't really accomplish all that much.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-18 12:36:14.581499+00 by: Mark A. Hershberger

I was a Sun Admin for about 10 years. During that time, I discovered Debian and apt-get. Some other people had the great idea of porting apt-get to Solaris and some people at Sun, for a brief period, even showed some interest.

The ability to install entire systems and keep your patches up-to-date directly from the Internet is an enormous boon to productivity. Which is how I interpret "couldn't really accomplish all that much."

#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-18 12:54:21.192768+00 by: Dan Lyke

Okay, having struggled with a Mac's lack of package support for all the stuff that Ubuntu and Debian manage as a matter of course, I'll buy that, but I was just thinking more along the lines of "we got twice the I/O bandwidth on identical hardware with Linux".

#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-18 13:01:31.678815+00 by: JT

I have a friend who's been a long-time BSD user who switched to Mac at 10.1. He uses the ports tree from FreeBSD to add software and keep things up to date in his Mac. I don't know if you've looked into it, but he was able to install just about anything he wanted.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-18 14:45:11.853756+00 by: Dan Lyke

I could also run Fink, it's just that Apple gets so close with their precompiled stuff, and then misses. So I'm recompiling Apache, but of course that means there are all sorts of prerequisites I'm compiling, and it just groans on and on.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-18 14:51:22.60933+00 by: JT

I think that was one of his big advantages to using the ports tree instead of apple's lists. Using a port to "make install clean" or using a utility like "portupgrade -a" was much more efficient than trying to figure it out on his own.