Subject: Re: Thanks NetBSD [Was Re: Debian redefines itself]
To: Douglas Allan Tutty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Joseph A. Dacuma <email@example.com>
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
> 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.