[PLUG] Anyone using / can advise on FreeBSD/NetBSD?

Arun Khan knura9 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 08:17:57 PDT 2011

On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 8:13 PM, Mayuresh <mayuresh at acm.org> wrote:

> If somebody has used any of the BSD systems (FreeBSD or NetBSD), I'd have
> just liked to know the experience with them, any significant advantages or
> pain areas felt etc.

I have used FreeBSD in the past.   Beware of the differences between
the GNU and BSD tools.   The Debian project now has a FreeBSD distro
[1].   I have not tried it though so no personal experience.

> I am a largely command line user, never use any feature rich desktop
> manager. I use a regular x86 desktop computer / laptop. For such a usage
> profile and hardware, which flavor of BSD will be good to use?

Linux penetration is more thus driver availability might be an issue
for desktop type hardware.   Check respective HCL

[1] <http://www.debian.org/ports/kfreebsd-gnu/>

Arun Khan
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