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[Discuss] Why use Linux? (back to original question)

Granted, I was paraphrasing from memory. Here are the actual words:

> The shear number of tools available on Linux is just simply amazing.
> Screen, ssh, PAM, qemu, libvirt, virt-manager, X, and yes, I said it,
> The X Window Manager.

> QEMU: OS X doesn't ship with it but it's installable via MacPorts.

> QEMU and KVM are standard in most main stream Linux distros. This blows
> every other system out of the water. In debian, it is merely "apt-get
> install ..." The networking with QEMU and support packages is better than
> most proprietary systems on Windows and Mac.

> sudo port install qemu
> This works on the *BSDs and on OS X after installing MacPorts. Call me
> blind but I don't see how "sudo apt-get install qemu" blows "sudo port
> install qemu" out of the water. If anything, the apt-get command requires
> three more key strokes.

> Not really supported by the qemu guys. How's the version updates?

> Dunnow, I don't use it. Never saw the need

While I can't speak for everyone, it sure came across to me that you
dismissed Mark's experience, then acknowledged that you hadn't actually
tried it yourself.

On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 1:16 PM, Richard Pieri <richard.pieri at>wrote:

> John Abreau wrote:
>> Actually, I was paraphrasing, and combining statements across multiple
>> days, and not in the order that they were posted. As I recall, Richard
>> responded to claims that MacOS was lacking in several regards, including
>> QEMU, by claiming that MacOS worked fine, then later backed up his claim
>> by
>> stating that he's never needed to use QEMU on Macintosh.
> Paraphrased: I made up stuff that Rich P. didn't actually write and
> phrased it to make it seem like he's a liar, an idiot, or both because he's
> not completely on board with RMS's Free Software ideology.
> --
> Rich P.
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