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Old 10-11-2012, 05:12 AM   #1
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Hello All.
BSD is More Stable or Linux?

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Old 10-11-2012, 05:26 AM   #2
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Forewarning : This has been beaten to death before and is an utter futile point of discussion.

Regards.
 
Old 10-11-2012, 08:07 AM   #3
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Well for starters, BSD was discontinued back in 1995. You perhaps mean FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, or one of the others. Gnu/Linux on the other hand has way to damn many distributions to make this comparison, especially when each distribution has varying levels of stability to each other.
 
Old 10-11-2012, 08:11 AM   #4
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On top of that, any system's stability can be greatly affected by its user's bad/good habits and skills.
 
Old 10-11-2012, 11:43 AM   #5
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I thought that <insert latest version of> Windows was more stable.
 
Old 10-11-2012, 07:35 PM   #6
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To be honest, i have never successfully used any of the BSDs. I've tried FreeBSD a few times, but it doesn't detect my hardware on install and i need the dd image. I rely on mobile broadband and under Gnu/Linux i connect through networkmanager. The BSDs don't have networkmanager, so that's out of the question for me. I have tried connecting to the internet with wvdial under Gnu/Linux before; followed several guides but can't connect for the life of me. Once i have learned to get Gnu/Linux to connect under wvdial, i'll perhaps give FreeBSD another go.

@ottavio, is that an assumption? or an opinion based on experience?

To give the OP an idea. I see FreeBSD like Debian.
Debian has the three branches, stable, testing, and unstable. FreeBSD is very similar, it also has three branches.
FreeBSD's branches are called; release, stable, and current.
 
Old 10-13-2012, 08:21 AM   #7
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To be honest, i have never successfully used any of the BSDs. I've tried FreeBSD a few times, but it doesn't detect my hardware on install and i need the dd image. I rely on mobile broadband and under Gnu/Linux i connect through networkmanager. The BSDs don't have networkmanager, so that's out of the question for me. I have tried connecting to the internet with wvdial under Gnu/Linux before; followed several guides but can't connect for the life of me. Once i have learned to get Gnu/Linux to connect under wvdial, i'll perhaps give FreeBSD another go.

@ottavio, is that an assumption? or an opinion based on experience?

To give the OP an idea. I see FreeBSD like Debian.
Debian has the three branches, stable, testing, and unstable. FreeBSD is very similar, it also has three branches.
FreeBSD's branches are called; release, stable, and current.

I agree with your Idea,i can't use BSD too but i think PCBSD is user friendly but Linux have many APP and many freebsd app is for Linux like Gnome or KDE.
 
Old 10-13-2012, 09:08 AM   #8
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I have tried PcBSD, and it did detect my hardware, but i had to use a beta image, which isn't my ideal setup, i like stable unchanging software. I can't say i messed with PcBSD a lot though. being based off FreeBSD I still suffer the same issue. If i have no internet, i can't progress much further.
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but Linux have many APP and many freebsd app is for Linux like Gnome or KDE.
Sorry, your english isn't the best, can you please explain what you mean.

(It's defiantly not the worst i've seen though.)
 
Old 10-14-2012, 11:15 AM   #9
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The only BSD I've ever installed was Netbsd and I had no trouble installing it. I happily ignored the Netbsd manual and accepted defaults.
 
Old 10-14-2012, 12:32 PM   #10
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The BSD distro's tend to have settings and are configured for stability.

I worked at (big computer company) and we would have all sorts of issues going from one os to another. No one knows the complexity of using millions of parts that change from day to day and it's effects on various OS's. Simple timings are off and pals are wrong and such. Remember that linux does not use the computer as a version or service level of windows would. Even from service pack to another one could find board failures. Some many people use linux on very untested devices, there is no way to tell what might happen.

Servers are more tested and some are sold as fully supported by some OS and version level.
 
Old 10-15-2012, 01:01 AM   #11
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The BSD distro's tend to have settings and are configured for stability.

I worked at (big computer company) and we would have all sorts of issues going from one os to another. No one knows the complexity of using millions of parts that change from day to day and it's effects on various OS's. Simple timings are off and pals are wrong and such. Remember that linux does not use the computer as a version or service level of windows would. Even from service pack to another one could find board failures. Some many people use linux on very untested devices, there is no way to tell what might happen.

Servers are more tested and some are sold as fully supported by some OS and version level.
Hello,Thank you for reply.
Excuse me,can i contact you via email?
 
Old 10-15-2012, 01:46 PM   #12
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I can say without a shadow of a doubt that ${FAVORITE_OS} is incredibly more stable than ${NOT_FAVORITE_OS}. I mean, I've had issues installing ${NOT_FAVORITE_OS}, so ${FAVORITE_OS} is obviously better. Forget ${MY_HARDWARE}, though, we're speaking in ${TRUTH}s here. Go for ${FAVORITE_OS}, you won't regret it, even if you have ${YOUR_HARDWARE} and not ${MY_HARDWARE}.
 
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:56 PM   #13
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Lol 5^
 
Old 10-15-2012, 08:55 PM   #14
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PC-BSD has been a good distribution as has FreeBSD. The only thing is with any BSD based system you might not have the same hardware support levels you will with Linux. Also, Intel, Nvidia, and AMD currently are the only few known vendors to have some level of 3D acceleration of graphics on these systems, whereas with Linux this is a bit broader spectrum.

However, I've had some very good results with PC-BSD and PC-BSD does have a nice UI installers and supports usage of ZFS at installation time.

If with any system, give it a tryout for a month and see how well it works for you. You might be pleased.
 
Old 10-17-2012, 01:58 PM   #15
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Hello All.
BSD is More Stable or Linux?

thanks.
Hi!

Among the *BSDs I have found NetBSD (usage: 2+ years) and OpenBSD (usage: 7+ years) very stable. I have been using NetBSD 5 and 6 (beta and now stable) as a Xen virtual host running multiple virtual machines (including NetBSD virtual machines) day and night for two years without any major problems.

Among the Linux distributions I have found Slackware (usage: 3 years) and Debian (usage: 11+ years) very stable.

To my ears the quality of OSS audio in NetBSD surpasses the quality of Alsa in Linux. I also prefer the PF and IPF firewall solutions in the *BSDs. And, finally, I think networking is more stable in OpenBSD and NetBSD.

Slackware is the most BSD-like of the Linux distributions, and it is rock-solid. It is the only Linux distribution I am perfectly happy to use.
 
  


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