Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by P07r0457, Dec 21, 2004.
So... What's your favorite BSD flavor, and why? Net, Open, Free, other (specify)?
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.)
not an option...
let me clarify : x86 (specifically i386/i686 platform)
of the X86 BSD's, i've only used FreeBSD.
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.
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:
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
They have a x86 Darwin port.
Edit: Nevermind. Someone beat me to it.
ho-damn... I'm gonna be doing some reading/downloading tonight!
Darwin and FreeBSD are pretty similar. Why not just go with FreeBSD? Better support, more widely used.. yada yada.
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?
None I can think of.. just stay away from that new fangled "Windows" I keep hearing so much about.
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.
I play both and I run Linux and only Linux.
i wasn't aware that wine could play them well... or do you have other methods?
Cedega - http://TransGaming.com
Yeah...it is all beyond me.