* Posts by forquare

7 posts • joined 6 Aug 2014

FreeBSD 10.3 lands


Re: Who uses FreeBSD in preference to Linux and why?

I started switching my home servers to FreeBSD about a year ago, primarily to use OpenZFS.

Since then I have also installed FreeBSD on my laptop because I just liked the feel of the system. One of the things I really like is that it comes with very similar tools to that on my desktop running OS X, I've got little interest in plaguing either machine with GNU tools and since both come with BSD tools out be box I pretty much need to only learn one set of flags.

I also really like the philosophy, history, and community around FreeBSD.

FreeBSD is licenced under a permissive licence, and while I'm sure there are some companies that take this for granted, an awful lot of companies do contribute back to the project. This freedom has no restrictions.

The philosophies of the project mirror those of original UNIX philosophy, whereas Linux seems to be running closer to a Windows development philosophy in some areas.

In recent years mainstream Linux distris have become a haven for less computer literate users and getting help on more advanced topics has become more difficult (in my opinion), I find the FreeBSD community extremely knowledgable, if sometimes a little blunt…

More than anything, it's great to have the choice. With all the various Linux distros and BSDs, you get a wonderful diversity that makes every project stronger.

Install OS X El Capitan update – or your apps may do an Ellen Pao


Your post comes across as if you didn't realise this was beta software…

You can download the Xcode 7 beta from developer.apple.com

Microsoft: It's TRUE, you'll get Android and iOS apps in WINDOWS


Behind as usual…?

OK, Obj-C is still massively important, and probably still a major part of any app that's been around for more than a year, but didn't Apple release a new language last year? I know they share the same runtime, I wonder how VSC handles Swift.

Someone PLEASE stop patent trolls' stroking their favorite tool, cries Google and friends


Re: ratfox

Interesting “Google” in the title is “Microsoft” in my RSS feed. Guess El Reg published it with MS then changed it later. It was k my your comment that prompted me to double check they hadn't actually been mentioned…

Vodafone: Can't make calls on our network? Use Wi-Fi


Re: Three do Wifi calling

The voice quality is excellent for me at work, but we have a fairly beefy internet connection as most company mobiles are Vodafone and we have a femtocell also connected to the 'net.

UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan


Linux != UNIX. If you want the UNIX philosophy, go use UNIX!

Not some cheap knockoff (winkie, joke, etc.)

Not a load of Tosh: 5TB 'surveillance drive' from Toshiba hits shelves


It'll outlive me!

A MTBF of 800,000 hours!? That's 91 years!


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