Why I Use OpenBSD and Not FreeBSD
Six(6) esoteric reasons why I shan't use FreeBSD.
I used to, when I was younger! It was somewhere around the first extinction event, … B.C. … or something. I went to the shop to buy UNIX. I didn't know what UNIX was, but I'd heard there's alt.* stuff all over the places, and that's UNIX, and you need to
cd(1) to somewhere to get a handle on all those funky things.
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I went to the shop and asked the gentleman
„Oi! I want to buy UNIX. How much do I owe you … then!“.
The gentleman, at the counter, looked at me as if I was retarded. Then he told me that they have Final Cut or something like that somewhere in time — as the great Iron Maiden, the metal-band from the land of Anglo-Saxons used to say.
Mac stuff, i.e. stupid stuff. I was about to leave the shop; that suddenly, a man popped-up and yield at me
„Oi! He wants Linux“.
I bought few CDs and the man cloned some Linux’s into CD’s. I went back home, and shoved-in Linux CD's, one by one, into the CD-drive. I didn't know at the time, what Linux was and still, don't know. As the great Hammurabi once said: “Who cares.”
CD #1 into the drive … Boot … There was some TUI style of things on the screen, … text and menus. I went through the whole shebang. I didn't know what I was doing, but I kept pressing Enter, like Libtards who keep voting-in Libtards into offices.
There was some progress and I hate Progressivism. All Progressivists are ugly, and all progress were pre-post-mortem. No installation phase yet. Finally, I reached to the Install button or something like that.
But oops! Something went wrong. I was informed that it can't recognise the CD drive. Such a crap. I've just booted into the installation via a CD. What the hell it's talking about. I gave up and shoved-in the other CD’s. Same crap. The next one. Again, the same …
I can't remember what disrto's were on those CDs. The guy gave me some different distro’s. But, I think they were Fedora, OpenSUSE, etc. But suddenly, something happened.
Login to FreeBSD
One of the CD’s, which had completely different «installation panel» went through the whole installation phase, and finally, dropped me into the
Later, it turned out that it wasn't Linux, GNU/Linux, distro or whatever, at all. It was FreeBSD. I'll tell the rest of the story later, but now I'm going back to tell you:
Why I Use OpenBSD and Not FreeBSD.
Six(6) Esoteric Reasons Why I Shan't Use FreeBSD
Here’s six reasons, and they all are esoteric!
Impregnated by ZFS
FreeBSD shoehorned the ZFS into the kernel, and had the kernel doubled; thanks to the stupidity. I agree that ZFS is great, but I don't need that fat, into the kernel. I can exclude that out of kernel, during a custom build, but not always I’m keen on recompiling everything. I have a life, and low-end PC’s.
If I need big stuff, like NAS, then I'll go with HAMMER2; needless to say, so much the better. I know how FFS2 and FFS1 work. I know ZFS eats resource. I know this, and I know that, but I'm a regular man. I'm not a system administrator with hundreds of servers under my belt. I don't need complex things.
OpenBSD still is using FFS — FFS2 to be exact.
Yes, things happens, but scale matters. You may expect retarded things from Microsoft, for example. I remember in one of their updates, Windows had people document folders deleted. Such an embarrassment. That’s Microsoft. They are Microsoft, and it's being run by a Charlie. What can I say? However, a moment of crap, from a so-called UNIX-ish OS? No, hell no! That's the deal breaker.
There's no such a thing as an online or a net community. Communities are something real, with real men and women, in the real-life. Not on the wires, not through the net of webs. However, to stick to the topic, that so-called FreeBSD community makes me to throw up on my trainers. Bunch of virtue signalling Leftards, with flags, hashtags and those crap.
I was born and raised up in a functioning family, with traditional orthodoxy values, rules and order. Yes, that’s correct. I can't stand weirdos.
Hasn't OpenBSD got the same problem? Hmm, it really doesn't matter, because those nonsense won't impacts the Project itself. In OpenBSD it's very clear that you need to keep your politics in your pants, not to mix it up with the project. Theo de Raadt is very clear and strict on that.
Perl of Pearls
They rubbed Perl out of the base. That shows you, what sort of decision-makers are behind the Project. That’s all you have to know. More about that later, in other posts.
Perl(1) is alive and part of OpenBSD base.
They destroyed the documentation. It used to be one the best documentations among all other projects on the face of earth. Those magnificent text and html-files with well trimmed PDFs, all that now are gone with wind. I used to compile them in my own machine. Such a lovely days.
But now, they've found some Wokist extremist, and put him or her in charge of documentation (FDP). Read her/his Wiki-page, and you’ll understand the rest of the story. Now, it's a web3 or web5 style of unreadable junk grey fonts on white sheets. The sort of things that Soydev love to have on their Wordpress backed-up websites.
Well, as I said before, I love to keep it simple. Those documentations are not documentation anymore. Congratulations!
No such problem with OpenBSD. Manpages, FAQ and mailing-list. Simple. That’s all.
I hate Git, but I hate SVN more. The move from CVS to SVN was the dumbest one. However, I went along. But now, they've moved to Git. Yes, Git is better than SVN. But, I hate them both. I'm a CVS kind of guy. Whenever I see a Windows machine, I'll install CVS first. Whether via some binaries, Cygwin, WSL or whatever you have there. CVS is essential, to back configurations up. OpenBSD still is using CVS, and that's a plus.
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