At this stage usual #Linux distros are starting to feel bloated in comparison O.ô.
It's one of those things that a few years ago I thought it was snobbery from #BSD users, but something has clicked after using #FreeBSD for a while. The system does what I want it to do, not less. And, a tad more importantly, not more.
Note that this is a fine line between bashing on something else for being different and showing the perceived virtues of a thing.
The #Linux ecosystem has great things, it just also has many things that don't quite fit the way I think about systems and #FreeBSD (and #OpenBSD as well) just fit in a way that has much less friction for me.
In the end: to each its own.
I am happy to have revisited what I had decided "my own" was and now I am happier with that decision than I was before.
That's how I feel about it. I often find that I can either intuit what #OpenBSD will do (or at least get close!), and when something is beyond my realm of knowledge, reading the docs makes complete sense.
Compare that to other systems, where I often find myself wondering why the developers did it that way. I use Linux frequently because sometimes it is just the best tool for the job, but when I do I almost always feel like the whole thing is needlessly over-engineered.
On the other hand, there have certainly be times where I've tried to do something that would be trivial on Linux due to availability of certain packages, and frustrated myself because I wanted to work in a familiar environment. And them *I'm* the one needlessly complicating my solution.
So I guess what I'm trying to get at is, I agree with you: To each their own.
@rdh I don't think I can agree more :-D. So far my approach with #FreeBSD has been to create/update the ports I need myself, and very often it works quickly enough that it's not much of an issue.
Plus side: other people won't have the same issues in the future.
But this definitely is a thing; Linux will still have its place, and that's totally fine!
I don't use #OpenBSD as my daily driver, but on some specific cases, I haven't had the "lacking package X" issue there :-D. I guess it's the same!
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