attention: give me a reason your OS is better then Linux
(windows and mac users need not apply)
Well, instead of building something new they simply recreated what was already there. The main reason being politics, of course. Not saying Linux didn't improve upon the original, in some areas massively, but the flawed concept is still the same. The potential was far greater.
FreeBSD isn't all BSD. It is a pretty kick-ass OS though.
Actually it's copyrighted, and owned by Marshall Kirk McKusick. FreeBSD has permission to use it though.
Evidence? We're well aware of the allegation, but no evidence of any backdoors have ever been found in the OpenBSD code. It is routinely audited by the project itself, as well as independently by others. You can audit it yourself as the code is open and freely available for anyone to read.
The only thing we have suggesting it's existence is an email sent to Theo De Raadt by someone claiming to be a former technical consultant to the FBI, and absolutely nothing else to substantiate it.
>inb4 OpenBSD/Theo De Raadt is in on it!!1!
Then why is it that Theo was the one to originally make the email public? You don't keep secret backdoors a secret by giving people the notion that they might exist, and encouraging them to look for themselves. Instead you keep your mouth shut about it, and if anyone else brings it up you deny it and make counter-allegations, and yet that is not how things were handled at all.
I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you’re referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.
The developers actually know what Address Space randomization is.
Linux didn't improve it though. It feels like a half-baked hacker's attempt at recreating UNIX.
Or it did, at least. Now that it's gotten a ton of support in recent years it may be better.
How is it worse than Unix then?
>there was something but not for everyone
>someone starts making a new one aiming for the same result but this time it's for everyone
In any situation (about anything) this story would sound to me like it's an improvement on the existing one. At least it's accessible.
Linux is only useful if you are running a server. Using it as an everyday OS is retarded and autistic. Too many kids think that just because they install Linux, they are free. Then continue using Facebook, Google, YouTube, 4chan, etc. Every competent human being laughs at them. Linux is not ideal for mainstream content creators and software developers, it's open source drivers are shit, and the community has been ever so degrading over the years as more and more ignorant swine install some Ubuntu distro thinking they are no longer being tracked, "free", elite hackers, etc. Seriously, just fucking stop.
Anyone can start using it and if it lacks some features they can create those in it too. Anything can be modified and nothing is restricted. The licensing is a big part of the reasons why Linux (and GNU too) have become something other than one man's fantasy project.
I'm not talking about today, I'm talking about where and why it all started.
True yes but before I started using Linux I was a Windows-users, and time to time, my machine would BSOD. After switching to Linux, not a single crash. Yes, being "free" requires changes in online and offline behaviour as well as services and protocols, but I rather try to be free using Linux than using Windows.
Being free is not a state, it's an ongoing, never ending journey.
Not him, but Unix was only available if you bought a 5,000$ USD workstation (usually Sun). Even a usg based Unix license for 386/486 computers would set you back 700 - 1200 dollars. Linux changed all that.
Meh, to be honest the accent will probably make you seem more interesting. To some people at least.
I have a friend who is Viet. He speaks great English normally, but when he gets to drinking it fucking disappears. The way he words shit when drunk is fucking hilarious though. I also try to remember that he speaks like five different languages, and English wasn't even his second, or third one.
I've been using Linux exclusively for six or seven months now. Anytime someone asks me to clean the bullshit off their Windows machine I find it just absolutely painful and frustrating to use now. I never thought it was so bad while I still used it daily. Now that I'm used to something else, it's easier to see just how shitty it actually is.
And yet you've not cited any evidence for why it is true. All you've done is repeat a claim you read somewhere, made by someone else who failed to offer up any evidence either. Hearsay /= evidence.