New user Leo Laporte, known US tech journalist, documents his switch to FreeBSD after being an avid and longtime Linux user. Read about his findings on why and how he chose to go with FreeBSD as a robust solution for his next project.
The latest debacle over the “forced” upgrade to Windows 10 and Apple’s increasingly locked-in ecosystem has got me thinking. Do I really need to use a proprietary operating system to get work done? And while I’m at it, do I need to use commercial cloud services to store my data?
I’ve always used Linux since the first time I tried installing Slackware in the mid-90s. In 1998 we were the first national TV show to install Linux live (Red Hat). And I’ve often advocated Ubuntu to people with older computers. I usually have at least one computer running Linux around, in the past couple of years Dell XPS laptops have been great choices. And a couple of months ago I bought a 17″ Oryx laptop from System76, an Ubuntu system integrator, for use in studio.
Original blog: http://www.leolaporte.com/blog/a-grand-experiment
FreeBSD forums: https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/57024/