Subject: Re: just spotted
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 09/25/2000 15:28:53
On Mon, 25 Sep 2000, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

# Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 18:11:28 +0200 (MET DST)
# From: Hubert Feyrer <>
# To: netbsd-advocacy@NetBSD.ORG
# Subject: just spotted

The "Intro to BSD" looks like multiply-reguritated linkage to previous
media misconceptions.

Myth:	FreeBSD is the Most Popular.
Truth:	Actually, it just happens to run the best of all of them on the
	i386.  That the i386 is the most popular platform doesn't hurt
	to drive FreeBSD.

Myth:	OpenBSD is the most secure because it's in Canada and can
	(dis)regard US crypto laws with complete impunity...
Truth:	Unless they use US-based crypto which are governed by the trade
	agreement regulations between US and Canada, last I looked.
	I understood the laws to have been relaxed a bit of late.

Myth:	NetBSD aims to run on as many platforms as possible.
Truth:	Not just "aims to" -- _does_, in flying colors.  Not to mention
	it's probably more stable overall than the other two.  (The only
	reason that I've had to take my systems down is hardware
	maintenance, specifically disk upgrades.)

In actuality, all tongue in cheek aside, the reviewers of the various
BSDs would do well to avoid the PR material and just run the stuff.

#  - Hubert

grumblegrumble crypto my butt grumble grumble grumble...

NetBSD: we put the Net in BSD.