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Dec 21, 2009 8:06 PM

The common LY misconception that operating systems such as BSD and Solaris are simply distributions of Linux.

Here is an article that was Digged when FreeBSD 7.2 was released:

FreeBSD launches its new 7.2 version of its OS

The FreeBSD engineering team has released its new 7.2 version of its Linux operating system. This is the second release from the 7 series which improves on the features of FreeBSD 7.1.

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#1 Posted by lenny on Dec 21, 2009 8:31 PM

Uh, are there seriously people who think tihs?

#2 Posted by reactosguy on Dec 21, 2009 8:59 PM

What do Linux, BSD and Solaris have in common?

They are all based on UNIX.

#3 Posted by nickgoeshere on Dec 21, 2009 9:34 PM

well.. Yeah.. I’ve met a few LY’s seriously thinking that *BSD and Solaris was Linux! (maybe; Hence the claim that OSX and Ubuntu are the same?)

For an example, we could refer to our dearly beloved thomas B. :D

#4 Posted by Frak on Dec 21, 2009 9:42 PM


Wow, hard fail right thar. Linux is based on Minix.

Anyways, Linux is so great! How could you use anything else!

#5 Posted by reactosguy on Dec 21, 2009 10:48 PM


Minix was based on UNIX.

Linux=Minux Minix=UNIX Linux=UNIX

#6 Posted by administrator on Dec 22, 2009 1:25 AM


That’s what you call a “strawman” argument. Just because its “based on” Unix, does not “make it” Unix.

Linux has long since abandoned the Unix principles of simplicity, stability and testing. Instead its a mixture of unnecessary “next big thing but still in beta” and purists who can’t make up their mind.

#7 Posted by Marvin on Dec 22, 2009 11:38 AM

I don’t see why anyone is even talking about what is based on what, when it’s completely irrelevant to the trademark.

It doesn’t matter what BSD or Linux are based on. The simple fact is that BSD and Linux are not the same thing, yet Linux Youth frequently confuse BSD as a distro of Linux.

#8 Posted by Frak on Dec 22, 2009 12:02 PM


Circle jerking BACK to UNIX doesn’t count.

#9 Posted by DrLoser on Dec 22, 2009 12:03 PM

Agreed, although you might want to edit the TM to make this clear. BSDisALinuxDistro™ almost invariably comes up in the following circumstances:

LH: I don’t even need Linux on the server.
LY: You use XP Server! Yer a M$hill!
LH: No I don’t. I use FreeBSD I also recommend OpenBSD and Solaris.
LY: But … but … these are all Linux distros!

#10 Posted by administrator on Dec 22, 2009 2:59 PM

@DrLoser, I agree, the TM should be expanded. I’ll do it in a while if Marvin isn’t planning on it.

#11 Posted by DrLoser on Dec 22, 2009 3:40 PM

I don’t want to be too pissy, but this is Marvin’s TM. It’s up to him to change it or not (within normal grounds of taste, etc…). I’m just pointing out that it might not convey his real beef.

Now, if you want to edit one of Hoppi’s trademarks …

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