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FreeBSD® is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium® and Athlon™), amd64 compatible (including Opteron™, Athlon™64, and EM64T), UltraSPARC®, IA-64, PC-98 and ARM architectures. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. Additional platforms are in various stages of development.
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Single disk, easy choices
Problems installing x86_64 version
I attempted to install the x86_64 version onto XEON class machine. It will go for a while and then simply freeze up. I was able to install the x86 version, but the video drivers would not allow for X startup.
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Easy to install, upgrade, and patch -- as well as admin.stable
Currently very out of date.
This is an excellent and very stable release of the 6.x branch of FreeBSD. It's clean and consistent.
Granted, I would NOT recommend using this version at this time. You should go with at least 6.3. Not only would it be hard to find a copy of this release but if you installed it with X11, you would be faced with either upgrading to X.org manually -- I did this and it's not fun -- or doing a clean install of 6.3+ anyway.
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Easy install, stable, easy to administer
Doth not a good desktop make
I guess this is not a "version specific" post...FreeBSD is a GREAT server platform and it's easy to get one installed and running in a very short time. Easy install, easy package management and it is very stable.
I wouldn't recommend FBSD as a desktop though, even if people use it as such. I have always had issues with one thing or another while attempting to do this and have found the set up time to be greater than even Gentoo.
I guess I have to state the obvious: this isn't Linux, but some people may not know this...