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Journal: War in Iraq (2)

Journal by ftvcs

It's been a year now. And I'm happy with the way things are going. The US governement (obviously controlled by the usual multinationals) has lost the war in Iraq. Hopefully this will take away the self esteem of Bush and other americans thinking they are the rulers of the universe. Al qaeda can be proud of what they achieved. Sertainly seen how they have so little means compared to the "Coalition Forces".

Poland is shitting their pants now, after they saw the well deseved massacre in Madrid. Take that you US gov/jew allies. It's obious they are all in for the $$$. Note that the french and german are not in, also for the money.

I must say, this war has infuenced me in many ways: I drink less coke, don't visit american restaurants, uninstalled US software, etc...

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Journal: (no) War in Iraq 1

Journal by ftvcs

I would just like to state I am against the war in Iraq.
I think it's childish what Americans are doing to their French toast, fries and statue of liberty.
I hope many us casualties fall and may America have another Vietnam.

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Journal: Web Analyses FreeBSD (BSD) vs. GNU/Linux (GPL)

Journal by ftvcs

I still don't see why Linux is better than BSD.
Is it because GPL is more motivating for a programmer?
I can imagine it's not nice to see your work being stolen and improved for a commercial use. Although I think the FreeBSD guys liked it very much, to see their work going into Apple's OSX.

I see it like Esperanto: it's a language no one speaks, so why using it? Half the internet world speaks English. BSD/OS has existed for years. Suddenly comes linux, a new inexperienced OS and gets all attention. The differences are: the license, the reputation, .. ?? .. I'm sure I'm missing something here. Maybe it's Linus: is a Norwegian nerd cooler than a US university (Berkley)? It's true Linux has a more fascinating tale of from the small first news post to a huge IBM/AMAZON/GOOGLE major operating system. Beats "derived from BSD UNIX 4.4". Does that matter?
Now it's true there are more drivers for Linux. But why? This is again the story of the chicken and the egg.

I guess it has to do with timing. Linux is often compared with windows while BSD gets compared with Solaris. BSD makes a perfect server. (see Netcraft max uptime, it's all BSD) While Linux is more aiming for a small server, maybe desktop thing.

UPDATE: I just read BSD had some problems with the IP-filter license which caused many to doubt to even try FreeBSD in it's early versions.

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