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Old 02-10-2012, 10:30 AM   #16
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Umm, sure. It's open source.

Again, no clue on PC-BSD, but I know in OpenBSD and Linux you can build from source. Don't know how many megabytes of sources you'll have to download, though.
 
Old 02-13-2012, 03:14 PM   #17
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Thanks for the response.

Regards,
 
Old 02-16-2012, 11:03 PM   #18
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Favourite BSD? I would have to say GhostBSD. Although it is not yet a finished product, it has been my best experience with BSD.

I tried to install FreeBSD at least ten times, the last four or five with a printed copy of the installation instructions beside the computer, but I have never been able to install a working system. Even though I am a Linux user, I am obviously not enough of a computer geek to use FreeBSD.

In the past, I could not get the internet connection working with PCBSD. The system said the connection was active, but it was not. (And I have no difficulty configuring a static IP address with GNU-Linux.) I hate KDE, so I could not give PCBSD a fair assessment without being able to try it with a different DE. Now that it can be installed with a choice of DEs, I just tried out the LXDE version. I do not want to bash PCBSD, so I shall only say it was a regrettable experience.

If the few bugs that GhostBSD has can be worked out, it will be a great system. It comes much closer to the goal of creating a user-friendly BSD than PCBSD does. I shall definitely keep track of its progress.
 
Old 03-02-2012, 07:58 AM   #19
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Favourite BSD? I would have to say GhostBSD. Although it is not yet a finished product, it has been my best experience with BSD.

I tried to install FreeBSD at least ten times, the last four or five with a printed copy of the installation instructions beside the computer, but I have never been able to install a working system. Even though I am a Linux user, I am obviously not enough of a computer geek to use FreeBSD.

In the past, I could not get the internet connection working with PCBSD. The system said the connection was active, but it was not. (And I have no difficulty configuring a static IP address with GNU-Linux.) I hate KDE, so I could not give PCBSD a fair assessment without being able to try it with a different DE. Now that it can be installed with a choice of DEs, I just tried out the LXDE version. I do not want to bash PCBSD, so I shall only say it was a regrettable experience.

If the few bugs that GhostBSD has can be worked out, it will be a great system. It comes much closer to the goal of creating a user-friendly BSD than PCBSD does. I shall definitely keep track of its progress.
Hello,

I am happy to hear that you like GhostBSD. Do not despair. When I started with the BSDs (FreeBSD 5.x) I also had great difficulty understanding how the system worked. Keep tinkering away on your BSD system and read, read, read. You will get it.
 
Old 03-02-2012, 02:16 PM   #20
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FreeBSD all the way
 
Old 03-10-2012, 03:30 PM   #21
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I have made a jump now I have just tried installing OpenBSD in a vbox to check how much I liked it and if was to time consuming as an Desktop distro. And I can only say if my next laptop or Desktop ain't going to be a Mac it is going to be a computer with OpenBSD it is rock solid, easy to setup (I compare with freeBSD) and I just fucking works
 
Old 03-24-2012, 04:29 PM   #22
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Favourite BSD?

Probably GhostBSD as it is the simplest way to get FreeBSD up & running;
however, since FreeBSD 9.0 has arrived, it isn't so hard to get going as it used to be.

I also like NetBSD, although I have never actually 'used' it.

(I didn't get on with OpenBSD when I tried it.)
 
Old 03-25-2012, 09:41 AM   #23
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pc-bsd is cool because its easy,based on free bsd and come with the kde interface.
check it out,
 
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:14 PM   #24
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So far OpenBSD because it just works out of the box. Almost all my experience is Slackware Linux. Am experimenting with NetBSD 5.1 (not the latest). Can't get an Ethernet connection - message is 'no carrier'. Someone posted a great tutorial about how to get Xfce4 to work in OpenBSD. I did and it works (except no flash player).
 
Old 04-30-2012, 11:26 AM   #25
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Well, since nobody mentioned it - Mac OS X. Seriously.
 
Old 05-02-2012, 01:33 PM   #26
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Woo Hoo! OpenBSD 5.1 was released yesterday.
Just completed an install of OpenBSD 5.1 this morning.
Awesome!
 
Old 05-03-2012, 06:13 PM   #27
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^ Cool. How is it different from FreeBSD for starting? Could you share your experiences please?
I just downloaded it, would love to use it under VM to see the very first time what's all the security paranoia fuss about.

Regards.

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Old 05-03-2012, 06:27 PM   #28
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Well, since nobody mentioned it - Mac OS X. Seriously.
Well, since nobody mentioned it, Windows NT4 contained a lot of BSD code in the networking stack.
 
Old 05-05-2012, 08:39 PM   #29
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Woo Hoo! OpenBSD 5.1 was released yesterday.
Just completed an install of OpenBSD 5.1 this morning.
Awesome!
Hello Hitest,

Would love to hear if this was a bare bone install or as a virtual machine.
As I tried installing OpenBSD 5.1 in VirtualBox 4.1.8(host-Slackware 13.37)and ran into the infamous segmentation fault, which I recovered through assigning the vm size at once, not dynamically.
However, after that while partitioning some weird looking warning/error cropped up, ignoring which causes hang to the installer. Let me know if you saw something like this while BSD'ing.
I can create a new thread, if you suggest.

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Old 05-12-2012, 04:52 PM   #30
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Hello Hitest,

Would love to hear if this was a bare bone install or as a virtual machine.
As I tried installing OpenBSD 5.1 in VirtualBox 4.1.8(host-Slackware 13.37)and ran into the infamous segmentation fault, which I recovered through assigning the vm size at once, not dynamically.
However, after that while partitioning some weird looking warning/error cropped up, ignoring which causes hang to the installer. Let me know if you saw something like this while BSD'ing.
I can create a new thread, if you suggest.

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I've had the same problem installing OpenBSD in vbox, it hangs. This was a clean install of OpenBSD 5.1, XFce 4.8.3.

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