Subject: Re: Thanks NetBSD [Was Re: Debian redefines itself]
To: Douglas Allan Tutty <>
From: Joseph A. Dacuma <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/23/2007 03:25:31
Hi Mr. Doug!

Former Debian user here.

> I would be interested in reading a technical comparision of NetBSD and
> Debian (not a flame fest or a religious debate) to understand for
> example, _why_ the rc system is better than sysVinit (as implemented by
> debian), _how_ the kernel differs.

IMHO, rc system is simpler than Debian's or most GNU/Linux distros' System
V Init. Theres no confusing  /etc/init.d and  the numerous links to rcN.d
with S or K and XXservice for every run level.

How the kernel differs? Hmmm... exploits galore is one! The link below as
an example:

> I'll continue to poke around with NetBSD and learn how and why it works.

I'm sure you'll like NetBSD better :). Though apt-get update/upgrade is
easier to type and execute.