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Old 09-22-2005, 07:04 PM   #1
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Arrow Linux or BSD


What should I get to know and love? I don't want to become a programmer just a SysAdmin.If you could compare and contrast and state the pros and cons of the BSD and Linux. I have never ran a Unix os before so that might change the unix os I should use. I want to start out with a Livedisk so I can get the feel of it before I go out and learn how to partion my hd. I care about how easily the software is gotten.
 
Old 09-25-2005, 02:05 PM   #2
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Whichever you choose, Linux is the easiest to use and manage but here is a bit of a comparison.

Linux is the easiest to use, I find Slackware to be the best (http://www.slackware.com)

BSD's seem strange to me, but the main thing is that BSD's such as FreeBSD (http://freebsd.org) are HARD to setup, it is text-based and complicated, where you have to manually edit many things and configure a kernel.

Whilst Slackware is a snap to install, the Setup program is simply straightforward and there is plenty of documentation, such as http://www.slackbook.org or user created ones like http://insyte.uni.cc and http://shilo.is-a-geek.com Even though it is text based it is not hard.

Package management is easy with Slackware, http://linuxpackages.net has a huge archive of software to download, and you can intall it by just invoking the command:
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installpkg [packagename].tgz
As far as I know there is no FreeBSD or any other BSD Live CD, yet for Linux there is plenty, go to http://slax.org for a Slackware based Live CD.

Hope that gives you more info.
 
Old 09-25-2005, 02:14 PM   #3
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I think that one thread of yours on that topic is plenty.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=366067

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