What *NIX camp are you in? Hopefully this will be big so please boost so we can get as many votes as possible

This poll is extremely poor quality, where's tar.gzip, punchcards, BSD is sourced base, portage, list ad infinitum?
@beegrrl 2/10. I can't even vote if I .exe isn't a choice!

@IRC @xj9 sorry, fringe distros aren't allowed at the big kid's table :anidab_right:

@beegrrl wbout .DMG, a technical *nix? Darwin BSD is a popular *nix Apple Inc. sells.

@astheroth i'm not a man sooooooooo I use FreeBSD Like a real UNIX guru

It's close between Deb and Source based. I voted Arch. I haven't tried BSD though.

@VyrCossont yes because it's like 40% FreeBSD source code, but in all other senses I refuse to call it anything other than a bastardized BSD

@beegrrl Would be BSD, but it's got none of the desktop stuff. (Which makes total sense!) So, deb, I guess.

Although I do use OS X too, that's a BSD...

@IceWolf but both FreeBSD and OpenBSD have desktops and dbus, but lack any features requiring systemd (so basically this means GNOME is semi broken and they have to remove stuff to get it to build. See the steps for OpenBSD are similar


Gnome may be broken under #FreeBSD but, as far as I know, it's *not* broken under #OpenBSD ...

The dev have created shims under #OpenBSD to emulate the horror that is systemd.


@beegrrl if I've packaged rpm as a deb (building it from source), and that package was used with a bsd kernel, how should I vote?


@beegrrl BSD and also Manjaro Linux (Arch based) ATM. Might get boring and go back to Ubuntu again, it's the macOS of Linuxen, it Just Works.

@beegrrl I voted *BSD even though I do run Fedora and Slackware mainly on the Linux side. I guess Debian as well since I have OSMC running on a Pi2 and Pi0w.

@beegrrl why do you put arch with source based ?? arch is a binary distribution (with .xz packages)

you can allow multiple votes, i am in deb an rpm and bsd

@beegrrl None of the above? Slackware isn't source-based, per se.

@beegrrl nice poll, would be nice to know if the *BSD people are also "source based". I'm pretty much 100% "sourceBSD" these days.

@dch i like FreeBSD and it's pkg system. The ports tree is nice but my CPU gets too hot

@beegrrl yeah it would be nice if you could seed poudriere from upstream, and avoid compiling e.g. 6 compilers just to get some new shiny port you actually want

@beegrrl Was formerly a Whonix user too...well that's Debian-based also!

@beegrrl voted rpm but I use equal number of rpm and deb systems. It's just my deeply entrenched old beliefs that rpm is better. (They're just my beliefs mind you, not trying to start a religious war!)

Ironically for work I have to use Windows and Mac so majority of time lately there :(

@zladuric oof, I prefer .rpm systems but that's because all the major ones aren't broken hacked together systems like most of the Debianoids. That being said though, debian is really nice

Kinda uses all. just depends on what pc i am using atm.

@beegrrl Been on Debian since '99 and have never had a compelling reason to use anything else. But I'm no sysadmin.

@bulkington this is a UNIX guru mood. I started on mint, jumped to Fedora then Debian then FreeBSD then Gentoo then OpenSUSE then RHEL8 then back to fedora

At this point I'm just going to stick to fedora on the laptop and debian on the dekstop. Distro hopping means less time for me to learn real programming skills

@beegrrl Same with my vim configuration. I only fuck with it every few months now. Yeah, this or that plugin needs to be tweaked to work with one of the languages I use, but right now I'm just going to get work done with how it is.

And I'm far from a guru. I just use it for a workstation and sometimes very simple toy webservers. The gurus have different job titles than me.

@bulkington lmao, Well, if you've been on debian for nearly 20 years you've probably learned enough to be at least a teacher figure to new users

@beegrrl for stuff like dealing with proprietary firmware or getting a version of a package that's ahead of the release i'm tracking and things like that. i'm good at solving the kinds of problems that crop up using it on a laptop to write code and do basic media consumption & web browsing. it's kind of impressive how much expertise I have not developed.

just be thankful you don't have to get dialup internet working on linux anymore, that was a pain in the ass like you wouldn't believe. Point to Point Protocol was a fucking mess.

@beegrrl but actually, I teach at a coding bootcamp and I have gotten a few students to fall in love with linux and working on a command line. the one guy I really hooked jumped in with both feet and went from zero to Arch in about two months.

@bulkington that's where my 8 year old brother is at. He has a netbook with fedora on it and he has had 0 issues so far because it just works.

Also coding boot camp is cool. I want to attend one but I need some money first haha

@beegrrl I use Debian but Arch does have the the best documentation wiki.

@alienghic tbh I prefer the gentoo wiki but that's because the community isn't nearly as toxic as the arch community

@beegrrl @alienghic i've seen way more opinionated elitism on the gentoo wiki to make me never wanna visit it. arch wiki is written more agnostically, so any toxicity is external to the wiki

there's also a 4chan contingent of gentoo users so that's never a good sign for community

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