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View Poll Results: Vote for your flavor of *BSD!
Apple Mac OS X 6 17.65%
DragonFly BSD 1 2.94%
FreeBSD 19 55.88%
OpenBSD 8 23.53%
NetBSD 8 23.53%
m0n0wall 0 0%
OpenDarwin 0 0%
PC-BSD 6 17.65%
PicoBSD 0 0%
TrustedBSD 0 0%
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:45 AM   #16
Zmyrgel
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Location: Finland
Distribution: Slackware, CentOS, RHEL, OpenBSD
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OpenBSD is the way to go.
Running it on my server and my laptops.
 
Old 01-28-2008, 02:52 PM   #17
masinick
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Location: Concord, NH
Distribution: Debian, sidux, antiX, SimplyMEPIS, Kubuntu, Mandriva, Fedora, Xandros, Arch, and many others
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I run only free software on my desktop, and I am using a Dell Dimension 4100. I have used FreeBSD in the past. It works fine, but compared to the Linux distros I use, it can be a challenge to install. On the contrary, PC-BSD slips right in, I can use FreeBSD ports, so i have everything I need. Therefore, for desktop use, PC-BSD, definitely. I have also used DesktopBSD and FreeSBIE. PC-BSD is tracking my needs a bit better at the moment. All of 'em are good, PC-BSD just suits my needs a bit better right now.

Most of the time I run desktop Debian GNU/Linux software - my latest version is sidux, a variation that smooths out the bumps in Debian Sid and provides bleeding edge software that works great for me.
 
Old 01-28-2008, 10:17 PM   #18
jens
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From the BSDs, OBSD suits me best.
I run it on an old athlon.
 
Old 01-29-2008, 04:29 AM   #19
BittaBrotha
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When I had a bsd, other than a Mac OS X, I ran FreeBSD, which I find is very user friendly.
 
Old 02-04-2008, 03:38 PM   #20
unixfool
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Location: Northern VA
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[Database/webserver/firewall] FreeBSD 6.2/i386
Dell Precision 410
2 x 128MB = 256MB - mem
2 x Pentium 400MHz
2 x 18GB HD
1 x Via, 1 x 3Com, 1 x Netgear NICs

[External Snort Server] NetBSD 3.0.1/i386
Dell Precision 220
128MB - mem
Pentium 800MHz
10GB HD
3 x 3Com (two bridged and connected to an ethernet tap, one for mgt interface)

[Internal Snort Server] OpenBSD 3.8/i386
Homebuilt (Pine motherboard)
Pentium 200MHz
4.3GB HD
196MB ram - mem
1 x Via, 1 x 3Com
S3 Virge-PCI 8MB

[Workstation] Mac OS X v10.4.11
PowerMac G4
2 x 533MHz
60GB HD
1 GB RAM - mem

[Notebook] Mac OS X v10.4.11
Macbook 13.3" glossy
Pentium 2GHz CoreDuo
768 MB - mem
80 GB HD

I've several other *nix machines:

1 laptop dedicated to Slackware
1 laptop dual-booting XP and Slackware
1 1U to replace that will run 3 Snort sensors on different net segments, running Slackware
 
Old 02-05-2008, 12:34 AM   #21
slackerlarry
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Registered: Jan 2008
Location: Michigan
Distribution: Slackware 13.37 Multilib
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Well I haven't got a lot of BSD experience (read that none!) been a Slackware guy for many years now but decided to take the BSD plunge. Dove right in and installed OpenBSD on a spare HD. I'll be playing and learning. Should be fun!
 
Old 02-05-2008, 01:25 AM   #22
Zmyrgel
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Originally Posted by slackerlarry View Post
Well I haven't got a lot of BSD experience (read that none!) been a Slackware guy for many years now but decided to take the BSD plunge. Dove right in and installed OpenBSD on a spare HD. I'll be playing and learning. Should be fun!
I switched from Slackware too. I couldn't believe how 'easy' OpenBSD was compared to Linux. Everything just works... or won't work at all
 
Old 02-05-2008, 01:21 PM   #23
anomie
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zmyrgel
I couldn't believe how 'easy' OpenBSD was compared to Linux. Everything just works... or won't work at all
Nice. There's something to be said for decisive victories and failures.

My favorite is FreeBSD, but I haven't ever tried Open, and I've only dabbled a little in Net. So take that for what it's worth. It is very difficult to leave a fantastic OS, and I feel like there is always something new to learn with Free.
 
Old 02-13-2008, 12:05 PM   #24
Kropotkin
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I installed v1.4 of PC-BSD on a free partition of my laptop recently, and I was impressed how smooth the install was. That being said, I prefer Gnome to KDE, so I am sticking with Ubuntu for now on my laptop. Aside from that I run FreeBSD on a home gateway/firewall/server/WAP, and it has been a great experience.
 
  


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