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Old 02-04-2010, 12:55 PM   #1
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PC BSD, Open BSD, or Free BSD ?


Hi Forum

Which one... ?

All are unixes, all are different... and I know nothing of anyone of them...

So... what are the best options for installing a BSD system in a Laptop ?

Afaik Free and PC both have the HCL for this specific Laptop...

So, what makes them different...? I mean strengths and weaknesses...?


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Old 02-04-2010, 02:12 PM   #2
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My experience has been: NetBSD, OtherBSD, FreeBSD, OPenBSD in that order.
It depends on what you are doing.
#d support then FreeBSD and it's derivatives. Same for Wireless.
A laptop connected by ethernet and you are willing to add a few drivers: either open or net.
 
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:37 PM   #3
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FreeBSD live in my server, Desktop and laptop.
I said bye bye to linux/win/mac.
nut about notebook HCL chck following link:
http://laptop.bsdgroup.de/freebsd/index.html
and for comparisons
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...rating_systems
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...rating_systems
http://www.daemonforums.org/showthre...ght=comparison
 
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:35 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Mr-Bisquit View Post
My experience has been: NetBSD, OtherBSD, FreeBSD, OPenBSD in that order.
It depends on what you are doing.
#d support then FreeBSD and it's derivatives. Same for Wireless.
A laptop connected by ethernet and you are willing to add a few drivers: either open or net.
And it's quite possible that a given notebook the OP might own would have hardware that none of the BSD's support.

My experience is that OpenBSD "just works", and if by chance it doesn't, then the driver hasn't been written for it yet.
 
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:45 AM   #5
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I would say either FreeBSD or PC BSD.

PC-BSD may be better though since it gives you a graphical installation and setups your system up with a KDE environment right out of the box.

Also another one you might try could be opensolaris. I am currently testing it out for the first time ever. Found everything on my laptop even the wireless.

In my opinion NetBSD, OpenBSD are great for building server based systems.
 
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:40 AM   #6
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Alexvader -

Great article you might enjoy:

BSD Unix: Power to the People

Last edited by paulsm4; 02-10-2010 at 09:49 AM.
 
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