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View Poll Results: Linux or BSD?
Linux 15 60.00%
BSD 4 16.00%
Either one 6 24.00%
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Old 09-22-2005, 07:07 PM   #1
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Bsd or linux?


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 09-22-2005, 08:26 PM   #2
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Go w/ linux. BSD for geeks (unless you want to learn).
linux is much more user-friendly. BSD has better security.
Do a search on this forum. This topic has been beaten to
death.

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Old 09-23-2005, 04:23 AM   #3
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Linux OSes and the BSD are all good in my personal opinion. I found Linux easier to get to grips with and then used that knowledge to learn BSDs. I don't agree that BSDs are more secure than Linux, it just depends on how your system is setup. Some BSDs are secure out of the box compared to most Linux distros, but after a bit of tinkering, Linux is secure as any of the BSDs out there.

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Old 09-23-2005, 04:42 AM   #4
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To the OP:

No offense meant, but what kind of an answer do you expect
to get on a LINUX-site? It's really a rather silly thing to ask.



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Old 09-23-2005, 04:43 AM   #5
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in General, since it's not a Linux-question at all, and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 09-23-2005, 05:00 AM   #6
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BSD's are good. Distro junkies should try one of these at least to feel the rush one more time.

What you'll definitely like is:
* OpenBSD's PF runs on all *BSD now. Forget about complex scripting. Intuitive syntax rules!
* Stability
* Forget about distro's fragmentation
* "whereis binary" shows you where is its source located in /usr/src/ or its ports- location
* The ports system beats gentoo's portage. With a simple Makefile, you may fetch, configure, install, deinstall and update each port.
* sockstat(1) and fstat(1)
* Up to date documentation

If you are a sysadm, you got to learn both
 
Old 09-25-2005, 09:31 PM   #7
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http://www.freesbie.org/
A Live FreeBSD CD

http://www.knoppix.org/
A live Debian based CD

http://linuxiso.org/
Lots of others.

FreeBSD is no harder to set up than Slackware. Both will run the same applications.
http://www.freebsdsoftware.org/


Both Slackware and FreeBSD will make you learn a little bit. I enjoyed it. Do your first install on an old box that you are not using. Then when you mess it all up you wont be mad.

There is Mepis, Ubuntu, Vector and others for a simpler install. Dive in.
 
  


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