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Old 03-14-2002, 09:12 PM   #1
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Bsd...


I'm just curious on why OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD and any other BSD's are NOT as well-known as Linux is?
 
Old 03-15-2002, 09:13 AM   #2
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My thought is that they are known, but Linux is just much faster growing, and more work has and is currently being done to make Linux more friendly for average people. The BSD's did not go to that kind of effort.

Now, because of the work put into Linux, MicroShaft is worried, and now it is their number one enemy. IT does not take long for that kind of rep to trickle down.
 
Old 03-15-2002, 01:32 PM   #3
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Yeah shadowhacker is correct, much more support is going toward linux than any of the BSDs. But FreeBSD in my opinion has the greatest acceptance of all the different flavours of FreeBSD. Linux is made more for users while BSD is made primary for servers.
 
Old 03-16-2002, 05:04 PM   #4
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X11,

Not that you asked, but just my 2 cents...

If you're thinking about trying one of the BSDs, NetBSD is easier to install and get working correctly than FreeBSD.

I'm sure some will disagree with this, but my experience is this: FreeBSD has more 3rd party packages initially installed, but then they don't always work correctly. NetBSD installs fewer non-essential packages, then you have to do more custom configuration. The trade off is that in NetBSD they WORK once you compile them. In FreeBSD you're going to have to tweak them so much to get them to work that you might as well compile them anyway.

Impressions anyone?

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Old 03-16-2002, 09:03 PM   #5
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Hmm, i never tried NetBSD so i can't comment. Perhaps your right.
 
Old 03-18-2002, 03:29 PM   #6
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Holy Moly!

Therion, so do you realize what this means! We are actually getting along and......and..........we are agreeing on something! No mud slinging in the least. Kinda weird ain't it?

Now about the BSD's... I have been told by my friend sancho5 that OpenBSD is good, and much more secure than the others, since that is their focus. Hope that helps people.
 
Old 03-19-2002, 02:15 PM   #7
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While I agree NetBSD is easier, IF, only IF, you're very experienced in configuring BSD.

I spent minutes looking for something as simple as letting user startx. That tells the newbies something.

On the contrary, all I did in FreeBSD is type "startx" as user and be done with it.

Then again, there IS a reason why NASA puts NetBSD on the computers orbitting the earth.
 
  


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