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Re: Daemon's Advocate article

From: Chris Pressey <cpressey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 15:23:44 -0800

On 29 Feb 2004 23:01:36 GMT
"Justin C. Sherrill" <justin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Jonathon McKitrick <jcm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
> news:20040229222451.GB47191@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: 
> > 
> > Hey all,
> > 
> > the advocacy article at DNews had an interesting point: that the
> > BSDs could end up being used only by developers, and not 'average'
> > or should I say, typical users.
> "could end up"?  This implies that that BSD gets use by average users,
> as a desktop.  Linux doesn't even really have that. 

Well, not exactly.  I daresay most BSD installations are neither
development machines nor desktops, they're servers.

I'm not sure what to make of the article though.  I guess I agree it has
a good point.  I hope, though, that we can attract a more dedicated
audience on technical merit, than Linux can attract on sexiness and
corporate support.


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