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Date:      Sun, 29 Dec 2002 20:51:20 +0100
From:      Cliff Sarginson <cls@raggedclown.net>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <FreeBSD-questions@FreeBSD.org>
Subject:   Re: adduser
Message-ID:  <20021229195120.GA883@raggedclown.net>
In-Reply-To: <12925226463.20021229203158@dds.nl>
References:  <20021229185302.GA291@raggedclown.net> <12925226463.20021229203158@dds.nl>

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On Sun, Dec 29, 2002 at 08:31:58PM +0100, Alex wrote:
> 
> Dear/Beste Cliff,
> 
> Sunday, December 29, 2002, 7:53:02 PM, you wrote:
> 
> > adduser is broken.
> > Jeez, people wonder why FreeBSD is not more popular.
> 
> FreeBSD is for a number of reasons not popular. One is that people
> like you that produce negative PR without cause.
> 
Negative PR ?
I do my best to promote it.
That does not mean being uncritical.
I tried the simple act of adding a user to my system.
It failed, repeatingly asking me for a user name I had already given.
You should not have to have the brain of Einstein in order to put a new
user on your system.
People like me, users of what I consider to be a very superior operating
system, that just lacks manners.
As a matter of fact, immediately after sending that email I started on
writing a decent mechanism for adding users. If that is negative PR then
I am sorry. A job that should take a few minutes, didn't.

When finished I will submit it through the normal channels.

It is no good pretending that FreeBSD is a user-friendly system, it is
not. As soon as people start paying attention to these fripperies, the
sooner it will be realised that it is streets ahead of most other OS'es.


-- 
Regards
   Cliff Sarginson 
   The Netherlands

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