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Date:      Tue, 16 Jun 2020 13:07:10 -0400
From:      Jerry <>
Subject:   Re: Mailing List Etiquette was freebsd vs. netbsd
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On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 12:44:12 -0400, Aryeh Friedman commented:
>On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 12:37 PM Jerry <> wrote:
>> On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 17:51:18 +0200, Polytropon commented: =20
>> >And instead of employing good programmers, they employ designers
>> >so at least the ad-filled emails look good, even if it doesn't
>> >help anyone. :-) =20
>> You obviously know very little about the retail market. In sales,
>> perceived quality is often in a direct relationship to the outward
>> appearance of an item.
>> =20
>FreeBSD is not a retail OS!.... in short for many reasons f**k retail
>computing... like I said dead users don't give a flying f how good
>something looks if it kills them!  (Just ask anyone who started smoking
>because of how sexy the ad models were before tobacco ads were
>outlawed.).... in sort FreeBSD is a mission critical OS meant for
>professional use (if you use for desktop use like I do then it is
>purely accidental to its primary purpose).

You reply is totally out of context to the my response to Poly. Neither
Poly nor I referenced FreeBSD in the post. The response was directed at
advertisers and the means they use to convey an idea to the public. Your
problem is that you are looking for problems where none exist, aka
"Tilting at windmills".


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