I searched for a new operating system since i learned the following was going on in the background of ubuntu:
- Stopping Kubuntu support
- Have "spyware" or, in better words the lack of privacy by default, your search phrase/query (in unity) being send to a remote server.
- The package management having commercial software
- Knowing that i have to undo the default damage ubuntu creates. (lack of root password, the way they boot is not the one the general community is developing, installing kde or uninstalling unity, the cloud horror, the default ntp time server "calls in" at ubuntu servers not a local time server from the ntp.org and mutch mutch more...
And then there are the general issues like dependencies not met, upgrade or uninstall might not work. The bloated package manager with software that is not always as up to date as it should be.
Software in general being a few steps behind. (I play pokerth and its online community servers usually require the latest version to connect. On pcbsd it is updated within a few days! on ubuntu i had to
wait for the next release (a half year) meaning i had to install it manually (and not just for me, friends too))
I thought, if this (and especially the by default sending my search to the web) is the way they are going to build it, with there promise
"Ubuntu is free. Always has been and always will be. From the operating system to security updates, storage to software." Is not the kind of free that GNU(or stallman) means.
dollar signs win again
No i stepped into BSD for there stable reputation (im not a license freak) trying to run as mutch GNU licensed software where possible, and just not having to freak out about the security (reasoning that if the world runs a GNU/BSD OS competition in the open source marked will smash all commercial products out of the way) I wanted the most secure Fish (you know what i mean) on the market but i found it to mutch configuration trouble, then i found pcbsd the easy and the strenght.
Sure speed is a not its strength, bud i know it because of the linux emulation. (and there are some packages that i would love to see in the pbi, bud im not complaining!!)
Great, GREAT operating system!
More details about the controversy in as i like to call it 'spybuntu' on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu...29#Controversy