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Old 08-31-2003, 05:53 PM   #1
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hello


hello all. great site here.
anyone here post on devshed?
 
Old 09-06-2003, 09:28 AM   #2
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Linux is better than BSD

Linux is better than BSD
the BSD driver set is too far behind to be useable on the desk top

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ie no dirver to get ide burners emulate scsi.
meaning 90% of BSD users can't use xcdroast and most other GUI cdburning programs, becouse most GUI cdburning programs are frunt ends for cdrecord wich is a scsi only program.

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BSD suports few sound cards
and the cards that do work sound beter under linux

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BSD is slow to add drivers, & often turns thaen down initio gave BSD a driver for thear scsi card but it was never added.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 04:36 PM   #3
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I have never tried BSD, and I don't think I ever will ever all of the things I have heard about it being out of date in many ways.. You are not the only one that has had complaints about it..
 
Old 09-06-2003, 05:58 PM   #4
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both are great operating systems; i have no problem running it as a desktop although it does take a lot more work to get into it than linux does even when u are well used to linux.
its stability makes it an unbelievable server;
linux can an excellent box too, however for as long as i can remember, linux has crashed 1 more time than BSD making it 0:1 against linux in crashes
thats a pretty cool track record but thats the kinds of reasons why i think BSD is better
but then again, linux has coolness about it (like cudly tux voodoo teddies and stuff) so i guess its 1:1

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Old 09-06-2003, 06:01 PM   #5
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So not the best OS to use for a desktop Home machine?
 
Old 09-06-2003, 06:47 PM   #6
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/*server wasnt responding when i tried to edit post last time*/

It has a linux compatibility mode that can be enabled, so if software has been specifically designed for linux it can run on bsd with some extra hacking involved.
if its gnu, then its the same on bsd

personal preference weather u would think freebsd is better than linux as a desktop, i like them both

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Old 09-06-2003, 10:09 PM   #7
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Then if you liked fooling with your machine get BSD, if you like doing everything the easy way get Linux... thats they way I see it..
 
Old 09-06-2003, 10:34 PM   #8
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Thumbs up BSD VS. Linux round 2

Yes BSD is rock stable
 
Old 09-06-2003, 10:54 PM   #9
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Cool BSD VS. Linux round 2

Yes BSD is rock stable.
that is y i use it on my cash machine runs bsd.

But my desktop, file server, and firewall are linux.

My desk top runs gentoo linux. running. BSD on my desk top would be a bad idea because i have new hard ware & an ide cdrw.
bsd has no driver for my nforce2 audio, 3com lan sil sata. linux has all 3.

on my box linux is a faster file server.

open bsd is a cool fire wall but smoothwall linux is easy up keep

3 to 1 linux wins
 
Old 09-06-2003, 11:10 PM   #10
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The debate could go on forever.. If it ever ended linux would win..
 
Old 09-07-2003, 06:47 AM   #11
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linux distros manage the file system in different way instead of staying with the classic Nix file structure, there is a long post **__click here to see__** from someone called freebsd on a different forum. he dislikes linux and the thread starts flamming a bit, but his points are valid.

anyone else post there? if u read it see if u can spot me in there

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Old 09-07-2003, 09:28 AM   #12
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Lightbulb what makes BSD is better than linux?

What makes BSD is better than linux?

Is it the little red logo?

Is it the fast booting?

Is it the fast ip stack?

Or do u just like fighting with your os to set your desktop?

The linux logo is cool to

with a xfs filesystem & the compact line added to lilo I can boot
linux just as fast.

The newer linux ip stack is just as fast

Sometime i like fighting with my os to. Like I sade earley on I run gentoo. Gentoo is a src based distro that uses bsd's ports systems. With out BSD thear would be no gentoo or linux as it is today. Today's linux contains many bsd ideas. BSD could get a lot from linux ie. the ide_scsi driver, the sound drivers, the linux kernel is faster at manageing threds. BSD takes little from linux that is y linux is the best unix like os. BSD is too proud for it's own good

I read the post on devshed

Mandrake & Suse are cruches. Go into a Mandrake or Suse irc room, thay are like windows users users. Thay ask stupid questions becouse thay know little about their computers and less about what is running on them. This is bad becouse a computer is only as good as the software it runs smoothly. Mandrake crashes more than windows. Suse is stable but built in help for users who want to advance to hardcore distro like slackware or gentoo would be nice.

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Old 09-07-2003, 12:31 PM   #13
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Re: what makes BSD is better than linux?

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Originally posted by enyawix

Or do u just like fighting with your os to set your desktop?

errr ummmm, well yeah, it made me learn a whole load more than i already knew
 
Old 09-07-2003, 01:42 PM   #14
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Thats the way I guess to learn, run an OS that you don't already know all that much about and learn as you go... Thats what I have been doing with Linux..
 
Old 09-07-2003, 02:26 PM   #15
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Lightbulb I just edited my last post

what I am saying is that bsd has cool points. Mac OS is based on bsd. I run bsd in my store.

Linux is moving forward faster than BSD.
I spend time with bsd I invest time with linux.
 
  


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