Wednesday, August 29, 2007

bsdtalk127 - Why I like the CLI

Why I like the CLI:
  • Uses minimal resources. Less space, less memory, fewer dependencies.
  • Transparency. GUI hides internals, limits options.
  • Similar between Unix-like systems. GUI tools seem to change every week.
  • Remote management. SSH rocks.
  • Everything is text. Configs, devices, output. CLI is natural complement.
  • Pipes and scripts. One time is hard, a thousand times is easy.
  • Only need a few tools. Grep, sed, awk, vi, cron.
  • Text config files. Easy to version, share, and comment.
  • Requires reading skills instead of clicking skills.
  • Much faster when you know what you are doing.

File Info: 12Min, 6MB.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

bsdtalk126 - MidnightBSD founder Lucas Holt

I was interviewed on the LinuxReality podcast.

Interview with MidnightBSD founder Lucas Holt.

File Info: 15Min, 7MB.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

bsdtalk125 - Matthew Dillon

The NetBSD Foundation would like to announce its 2007 fundraising campaign. See for more details.

Interview with DragonflyBSD's Matthew Dillon. We talk about the 1.10 release and the design of a new filesystem.

File Info: 20Min, 10MB

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Monday, August 06, 2007

bsdtalk124 - PC-BSD Founder Kris Moore

Interview with PC-BSD Founder Kris Moore. We talk about the upcoming 1.4 release.

File Info: 12Min, 6MB.

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