Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
There are some in this world who believe that Linux is the king of all operating systems. In some ways I agree with them because Linux certainly is a big player in the server world. It may lack in market share in the the desktop sector, but that doesn't mean it's a lesser operating system. The GPL has been instrumental in this as Linux has grown, starting with a simple, barely functional kernel, and slowly, patiently evolving into the giant it is today.
The BSD's however use the more orderly 'Cathedral' model where FreeBSD is shaped by the high priests (the core developers) with input from the novices. I feel that the cathedral model of development significantly trumps the Bazaar model in efficiency and quality, and thus the BSD's significantly trump Linux distros in general in overall quality of the end product.
Now at this point I suspect there are a lot of Linux advocates and zealots out there who likely are pounding on their monitors and accusing me of digital blasphemy.