Said Syl in comp.os.linux.advocacy on Sun, 22 Jul 2001 21:04:45 -0400;
>Well, the conclusion I came to was not based on USENET at all. I know that
>goups such as this one are very often used to vent and for little mind games
>and that's fine with me.
>Unfortunaltely, the seach I did was on the Web through Googles essentially,
>and I expected to find more "objectivity".
Do you expect objectivity when you ask someone what kind of car you
should buy, or what brand of VCR to get? People are going to recommend
their personal favorite, not any 'objectivity' ideal perfect solution.
Quote:>I was not complaining about this
>groups lack of objectivity. I came here because I thought this was the place
>to vent about this topic.
Well, the problem you're having is that you want advice, and you can't
get it. Because nobody has any advice to give you, just opinion. You
want advice you can rely on (it still won't be 'objective', but it will
at least be 'professional') then go pay someone to decide what system to
use. As Terry pointed out, it doesn't matter much; anything but a
Windows solution is generally going to work fine, and might be a major
headache, because that is the way things work with computers.
Quote:>I just think that it's a total nonesens to hear the BSD community being so
>arsh about Linux. From what you read about it, it's as if Linux was even
>more crappy that Windows.
Its a matter of idealism, actually. BSD fans feel like Linux is an
upstart that is stealing their thunder. They harp on and on about
outrageously picayune and minuscule technical details, and entirely
ignore suitability for purpose. BSD is not a bad system at all; it is
very high performance, and that might be valuable to you. But it isn't
like a theoretical edge due to some academic engineering issue is
necessarily going to mean jack-shit in your implementation. If you need
a bog-standard OS that won't let you down, then just avoid monopoly
crapware, and go with whatever is the most convenient.
Quote:>Yet I hear you about "get the job done". I'll remember this one.
*Whenever* you find the experts on an issue endlessly battling a holy
war, you can pretty much presume it is because there isn't enough
difference between the alternatives for anyone else to really give a
shit about. Yea, whatever gets the job done.
T. Max Devlin
*** The best way to convince another is
to state your case moderately and
accurately. - Benjamin Franklin ***