Linux: “It’s terrible”

So says Theo de Raadt of OpenBSD in Forbes Magazine. He takes on the success of Linux, saying:

“It’s terrible. Everyone is using it, and they don’t realize how bad it is. And the Linux people will just stick with it and add to it rather than stepping back and saying, ‘This is garbage and we should fix it.'”

His take is that OpenBSd’s code is tighter and more secure, and that OpenBSD developers are purer in their motivation:

“Linux people do what they do because they hate Microsoft. We do what we do because we love Unix…”

de Raadt obviously has the credentials to make these kinds of charges, but you have to wonder if there’s not some ulterior motive hidden in there somewhere.

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June 17, 2005 В· Harry В· Comments Closed
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