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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 02:53 PM
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Man!
All these people with the "Lil' Devil" avatar! I had no idea there were so many FreeBSD users in the world!

;-)
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 02:55 PM
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1. Seems like at least a few DUers are rather into
the odd bit of BSD. I say live and let live - what they do in the privacy of their own bedrooms is of no concern to me.
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slutticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 03:07 PM
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2. Do you prefer...
...Linux? Or the Blue Screen of Death (windoze)???

I thought not.


hehe
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 03:13 PM
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3. You mean the lil devil stands for something?
I thought he was just cute! What does he represent?
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slutticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 03:14 PM
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4. It's not a devil...
...It's a daemon
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 03:18 PM
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5. And.........
I'm still clueless. :shrug:
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Sialia Donating Member (181 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 03:55 PM
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6. He is Phroed
FreeBSD is a Un*x-y operating system. Unix and its workalikes is divided into two "flavors," BSD (which once stood for Berkeley Software Distribution -- it was originally written at UCB) and SystemV. FreeBSD is a BSD-type operating system. Linux is basically a SystemV operating system.

Mac OSX is based on FreeBSD.

Unix uses processes called "daemons" to run various services such as printing, network, and lots of other things. These processes run continuously in the background. A service can be restarted by stopping and restarting the daemon -- usually there is no need to reboot.

BSD has long used a "daemon" called "Phroed" (Fred) as a mascot. FreeBSD's daemon is a particular depiction of Phroed.

I am a Linux user, but appreciate FreeBSD.
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 04:14 PM
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7. Thank you, Sialia!!!!
I'd like to think I'm not the only non-computery person here that needed a translation!!! :)
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