Which is better? OSX or Ubuntu?

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Tue Jan 24 01:04:16 UTC 2006

On Mon, 23 Jan 2006 19:09:51 -0500
Eric Dunbar <eric.dunbar at gmail.com> wrote:

> What unifies most "open source" operating system users is not the
> package management or the kernel, but the BSD utilities that underlie
> every OSS and Unix OS that I have used to date

You are making Richard Stallman very unhappy!   ;-p

http://www.gnu.org/        and

Where would Ubuntu be without gcc?

As for emacs.... we won't go there. Enough Holy Wars have been happening
around here already ;-)

(of course you are right that there's a lot of BSD stuff that is common to
Linux and OS-X - I just thought we were missing the obligatory GNU
references that *have* to surface in every flamewar of this kind!)


( disclaimer: Not to be taken seriously, please )

Unix is hard to learn. The process of learning it is one of multiple small
epiphanies. -- Neal Stephenson

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