Favorite BSD flavor

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  1. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    So... What's your favorite BSD flavor, and why? Net, Open, Free, other (specify)?
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    Depends on usage, for servers i would go with nothing but OpenBSD, for desktop usage i go with FreeBSD (Documentation/Handbook is to die for IMHO, best ive come across for any distro; ports and packages are easy to use; has linux binary compatibility so many of the apps for linux will work with it; etc.)
     
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    not an option...

    let me clarify : x86 (specifically i386/i686 platform)
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    oh. :)

    of the X86 BSD's, i've only used FreeBSD.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    This is what all my BSD friends (and they are many) tell me as well. Theo de Radt (head of development on OpenBSD) came to give a talk on exploit mitigation at our school, but I was unable to attend due to a lab. Apparently he went over the plethora of security features in OpenBSD, which from what I hear make it very very difficult to exploit an OpenBSD system, making it a good choice for server applications.
     
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    If you want to read up on what you missed OpenBSD has a great "papers and presentations" section that has a ton of information on the OS:

    http://www.openbsd.org/papers/
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    :coold: I'll have to take a look at that some time, perhaps in a couple years when I actually understand the shit they were talking about :o
     
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    darwin :)
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    xheliox It's Good To Be King

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    :rolleyes: They have a x86 Darwin port.

    Edit: Nevermind. Someone beat me to it.
     
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    ho-damn... I'm gonna be doing some reading/downloading tonight!
     
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    xheliox It's Good To Be King

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    Darwin and FreeBSD are pretty similar. Why not just go with FreeBSD? Better support, more widely used.. yada yada.
     
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    I've got FreeBSD up and running right now. But I always like trying new things. I've got a spare machine (XP 2500+ barton, 1GB DDR-400, 80GB, etc) that I want to experiment with. I had just finished experimenting with the new Solaris, so I figured checking out another flavor of BSD was in order.

    Any other x86 OS's I should be checking out?
     
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    xheliox It's Good To Be King

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    None I can think of.. just stay away from that new fangled "Windows" I keep hearing so much about. ;)
     
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    Well, I enjoy HL2 and Doom3, so I'll be keeping Windows around at least until the games I like are offered on the mac/linux.
     
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    I play both and I run Linux and only Linux.
     
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    i wasn't aware that wine could play them well... or do you have other methods?
     
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    Cedega - http://TransGaming.com

    Commerical Wine.
     
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    Yeah...it is all beyond me. :o
     

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