Subject: Re: PAM
To: Brain fried. Explanation is in file \"core\". <>
From: Dustin Sallings <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/17/1999 14:58:44
On Wed, 17 Mar 1999, Brain fried.  Explanation is in file "core". wrote:

# Dustin, I have a question for you.  Since BSD!=ATT in any shape or form,
# "standards" notwithstanding, what does NetBSD hold for you that, say
# Linux doesn't? 

	Please, it's not coming to this is it?  I use many different
systems.  One that I do not run is Linux.  My first taste of NetBSD was
after a castrophic failure with a Linux machine that had all my important
information on when I left for a weekend, and had a useless filesystem
when I got back.  Fun things like directories that magically changed into
domain sockets and stuff like that.  I also noticed how suddenly I didn't
have to keep up with *very* different command sets.  netstat does what I
want, same as all my other UNIX systems, you don't have to route your LAN
over a device that's connected to it, etc...  If nothing else, the value
of having ``I run NetBSD'' mean something (vs. I run Linux which means
very little when it comes to software compatibility, at least it did
then).  Have you ever been in a bookstore and discovered a book called,
_The_Design_and_Implementation_of_the_Linux_System_?  No, the reason they
develop so fast is because the implementation comes first.

	Either way, I don't understand the resistence to change.  You have
something offered that can improve things, make more software run here,
etc...  There are possible problems, but that's why there's design review

SA,           My girlfriend asked me which one I like better.
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