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Date:      Sat, 15 Feb 2020 23:15:08 +0000
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <>
Cc:        Ralf Mardorf <>
Subject:   Re: Technological advantages over Linux
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On Sat, 15 Feb 2020 23:26:23 +0100
Ralf Mardorf via freebsd-questions <> wrote:

> That something is more used then something else, doesn't necessarily
> indicate that it's the best choice or that the usage is reasonable at
> all.

	Quite so very few people have a good overview of the options and
sometimes the best choice is simply overlooked. Edward de Bono ran some
interesting experiments that showed this up, one observation was that
people have a strong tendency to try and use all the resources that might
help when a better, but less obvious, solution is available using only some
of them.

> I bet that more desktop computers on this planet run Windows, than

	Of course.

> FreeBSD or Linux for tasks, in domains that are better supported by
> FreeBSD or Linux.

	More so in the data centre than on the desktop, but even there I'd
far rather write a document in troff or LaTeX than do battle with Word.
Back in the mid 1980s I set a thousand page reference book using a database
query feeding troff on an 80286 Xenix machine. Try doing that with MS Office
on a modern desktop that has more than a thousand times as much memory and
processing power as that Xenix machine had.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <>

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