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I decided to see what a BSD was like without having to do anything so NetBSD was the only who had a live CD version. I downloaded it but it's in a .bz2 file format. Nero refuses to burn this. Is there a program I can use to convert it to an ISO? Or is there a program that I can use that will burn .bz2 files? Thanks for the help.
Thanks sigsegv, I'm downloading FreeSBIE right now. If I feel really comfortable with it I might try to install FreeBSD again. I'm also looking for some security so I might try OpenBSD, but for now I would just like a live CD to get used to a BSD. Thanks.
Hmm, ok. I have aways wanted OS to just game with (Win) and one OS to get the job done (a Linux distro) so it looks like a *BSD might be for me. I do want it to look nice and have an excellent set of programs, plenty of security, and the internet wouldn't be bad either. That's pretty much it, Linux isn't supposed to entertain me, I just want to get homework done and stuff.
In my opinion a *BSD would suit me quite well. Other distros like RH or SuSE distract me because they look too cutesy and have too much stuff on them so I just screw around and listen to music usually, heh. Then the question arises about which one is for me.. And then what one is easiest to install and etc. That'll come later I suppose, I should just expiriment with FreeSBIE which is nearly done.
Just to keep your backside from being toasted by those less forgiving than myself, BSD's not Linux. You may know that, but your statements above make it unclear and purists (like myself) like to bite people's heads off for associating the two. BSD's UNIX, Linux is ... well ... something else entirely.
Now I understand how sigsegv meant in your other thread about misinformation OpenBSD isn't the only route to go if you're looking for security, they're all secure. If you really want to find the differences in detail, each project will have an "About Us" page or similar on their site.
And the FreeSBIE CD has an install option so if you like it you may find their installation sequence a little easier than the standard FreeBSD one, I've never installed FreeSBIE so I'm not sure myself but it may be worth a look
Just got back from SBIE and it was really cool. I noticed that there was an option to install FreeBSD so that's pretty cool. A dumbed-down installation would be even better. As long as it's full and uncut I don't mind but if it's a minimal install I probably won't do it from the SBIE disc.
That's the great thing about all the BSDs. They're exactly what *you* make of them. If there's not enough software, install the ports system (or pkgsrc if you like them to actually work) and knock yourself out installing whatever you like. If there's too much, man pkg_delete. BSD is just the userland console stuff. Everything else is up to you.
Note: The userland is customizable too, but I personally don't mess with it too much (other than to s/sendmail/postfix/g)
Never used NetBSD. But in something like Slack it'll boot you into a command line type "adduser" put in the needed information here (set your username here I think). Afterwards it will give you a new password. Now when it asks you for a username and pw just give it the info you now know.
If all else fails just guess. Or you can just put "root" as the username and your root password for the password. Those are all of my thoughts on your situation. Hope it helps you get your BSD up and running.